I am a writer because I say I am. The power of words: to name reality, and thereby to shape our perception of it. I hope my words give you a glimpse of another possible world, or even more than one.

I studied literature in college, I have been teaching high school English for almost two decades, I write essays and book reviews and novels. I have a wife, who is an artist and illustrator, and pets, who are professionally lovable.

This is where I write. Notebook, water, pens, glasses, books, journals, junk. All set.

Me Trying To Be A Person:

Me at the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books, with my excellent friends and colleagues: the poet Lisa Watson, and the editor and book doctor Adriana King.

Find Lisa's poetry here, and Adriana's website here. I recommend both.