I write to explore questions, and to see what language can do. Nothing makes me as happy as a well-tempered sentence. My areas of interest are explorations of the spiritual dimension of family, love and place.
My mentors have been many and wonderful. Special shout outs to Robert Stone who taught me much about craft and about going deep, and to Carl Hiaasen, who pointed out that when you get sick of a character you can kill them and things will happen in your story.
My first novel, Air Burial, was published by Carroll & Graf.
Charles Dickens, Robert Stone, Graham Greene, Theodore Roethke, Doris Lessing
Hydrangea Blue (novel)
The Italian Concerto (novel)
I am represented by Philip Spitzer of the Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency
Carroll & Graf
Nature Conservancy; Barack Obama '08
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