I have been writing now for some fifteen years with most of that full-time, although I'm still - to borrow a phrase from a popular movie - a million bucks short of being a millionaire. I'm not attached to any college or university and I don't have an MFA in creative writing. I do, however, on occasion teach small workshops for writers similarly uncredentialed. I've written novels, short stories, poetry, and essays. I publish a monthly column on my website and also maintain a blog. Recently, I tried my hand at writing plays and was pleased when my first attempt at a one-act play received a Third Place in a drama competition sponsored by a major literary journal (Arts & Letters). I was also recently invited to join the faculty of the Second Annual Conference for Writers sponsored by The Gettysburg Review. Occasionally I am asked what I do in my spare time, if I have hobbies or other interests, to which the answer is always the same: I'm a writer. I have no spare time.
Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, William Faulkner, R. G. Collingwood, William Styron, Lucien Stryk, Anton Chekhov
"The Naked Circus" in A Stranger Among Us, published by Other Voices Books
"Upper Husbands" in an anniversary anthology published by Literal Latte
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
American Civil Liberties Union, The Authors Guild, Finnish North American Literature Association
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