My love of the craft of writing began early in my life. As a child growing up in Atlanta, I dreamed of being a professional writer one day. In my early teens, I also developed a love of science. Upon earning a PhD from Georgia Tech in 1980, I pursued a career as a scientist, coach, entrepreneur and consultant. My day job provided me the opportunity to hone my technical and business writing skills. But all along, I realized my true passion was creative writing, a passion that could not be fulfilled by my chosen profession at the time.
I write because that is fundamentally who I am. My body of work includes both fiction and nonfiction, short-form and long-form, as well as articles and blogs of literary interest.
While I am comfortable playing across a broad range of genres, much of my focus is on true crime, fictionalized true crime and historical fiction. Rigorous historical research is foundational to much of my writing. I get that honestly, having spent much of my professional career as a scientist.
I am an early riser. I do best work in the morning, although I have found that, as I get older, I am more comfortable with an unregimented lifestyle that allows me to write whenever creativity strikes, regardless of time or place.
I live with Caren, my wife of forty-plus years, our dog, Bella, and two cats, with whom I have established a relationship of mutual tolerance. We split our time between Atlanta and Lake Blue Ridge, in the North Georgia mountains. We are the proud parents of two daughters, Mandy and Laura, and two sons-in-law, John and Kian. When I’m not writing I enjoy reading, traveling, walking, wine, cooking, and spending time on the water. Most importantly, I cherish the experiences I share with family and close friends.
In this space I will share what I’m reading and working on, as well as other items of interest to readers and writers alike. I hope you enjoy it. I have kept some my earlier professional articles and blogs here so you can read them as well.