Dear Curious Browser,

I am an avid reader, writer, and life-long mistake-maker. I hope you are too. Here I am to your left, enjoying an espresso on the Isle of Capri during my first visit to Italy in the summer of 2016.

I love to write! For a somewhat accurate bibliography of my publications, visit the Speculative Fiction Writers Database.

My short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, among them The Year’s Best Science Fiction (21), The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (12), New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century, and Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine (many times over).

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.

I blog just for fun. Feel free to check it out and follow me if you like. Thank you for visiting my website. Benvenuto!

You can also find me on LinkedIn.