Back in the mid-fifties in a small, idyllic, middle class neighborhood in Atlanta there was this kid. He was introverted (but over the years he outgrew that). People said he was bright (but he didn’t completely buy into their enthusiasm). He had a few friends (but those around him found him a bit too aloof, even self-absorbed). But the one thing he loved was to write. Writing, to him, was a form of inspiration – and escape. He pursued a professional career as a scientist, coach, entrepreneur, and consultant, all of which involved writing to some degree. But all along, he realized that his true passion was creative writing, a passion that could not be fulfilled by his chosen profession at the time.
I am that kid sixty years later. I write because that is fundamentally who I am. My writing includes both non-fiction and fiction. Both short form and long form. 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 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. Living on a lake in the north Georgia mountains, away from the rat race of the city, affords me that luxury and inspires me in so many ways.
I live in Blue Ridge, Georgia, 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 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.