I was born and spent most of my life in the US. I have at various times been a hobo, a gardener, a carpenter,
a taxi driver, a winery worker, a tobacco picker, a disc jockey and have worked at other odd jobs too numerous to name. I
returned to university at the age of 39 as a student of biology, ultimately earning a PhD in entomology. I moved to
South Africa in 2003 and have been occupied as a lecturer at Rhodes University in Grahamstown since then. My creative
writing output ceased in the late 1980’s but has rekindled, beginning with poetry but I have now brought prose back into the fold, finishing a short novel and short story collection in the past year. I have published more than 20 scientific papers.