Dear Curious Browser,
I am an avid reader, writer, and life-long mistake-maker. I hope you are too!
Here I am enjoying an espresso on the Isle of Capri, during my first visit to Italy in the summer of 2016.
My short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, among them The Year’s Best Science Fiction, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century. I’ve been nominated for the Hugo, HOmer, and World Fantasy awards, and my first two novels, A Small and Remarkable Life and Valley of Day-Glo, both received nominations for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in English from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and a master’s in Liberal Studies from SUNY Empire State College. My many jobs have included paperboy, construction worksite gopher, dishwasher (at a Catholic seminary), creative writing professor, education director for a non-profit literary center, indie bookstore owner, and, most recently, senior communications program manager for a Fortune 500 company.
After living most of my life in the cold, dark hinterlands of Rochester, I now reside in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida.
Benvenuto! And thank you for checking out my website.