Author of The Lawn Job, a wicked, sexy crime thriller forthcoming from Cloud Lodge Books, Ltd., I have also published crime and horror tales in Cemetery Dance, Shroud, and Dark Discoveries, among other print magazines and anthologies. My western noir tales have been published by The Big Adios, Shotgun Honey, Flash Fiction Offensive, and The Western Online. In 2015, my story “They’ll Call Me Whistlin’ Pete” was included in Kwik Krimes, Otto Penzler’s new best-of-the-web crime anthology. Another of my stories, “A Clockwork Lincoln” was mentioned on NPR’s “All Things Considered” as part of a presidential writing contest. (I didn’t win.)
An adjunct English professor at Marylhurst University and Clark College, I regularly teach literature and writing. I live in Vancouver, Washington, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. I regularly visit Seattle, where most of my friends and family reside. When not teaching or writing, I stay busy going on adventures with my girlfriend Beth and our darling rescue dog, Clementine.