Charles Dickens, Salman Rushdie, John Irving, Jonathan Franzen, T.C. Boyle, Roddy Doyle, Philip Roth, J. D. Salinger, Russell Banks, Ruth Suckow, J.F. Powers, Louise Erdich, Sherman Alexi, Isabelle Allende
I am the author of two YA novels from HarpterTeen: Freaked (March 2009) and Stranded (June 2010). I also teach creative writing (part time) at Hiram College in Ohio and spend the rest of my time helping raise our two fantastic kids.