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Writing, for me, is bliss. But I am simply a conduit through which my characters tell the story. They are the story.
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 research is foundational to much of my writing. I get that honestly, having spent much of my professional career as a scientist.
Living on a lake in the north Georgia mountains, away from the rat race of the city, affords me the luxury of writing and inspires me in so many ways.
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 of my earlier professional articles and blogs here so you can read them as well.
“…style is just the baseline of good writing. Didion’s innovation was something else.” Those who know me well know that I have been a fan of Joan Didion for years. This is a worthy read by Nathan Heller in The New Yorker.
An interesting piece on pirate publishing by Andrew Pettegree, Professor of Modern History at the University of St. Andrews.
Michael Cunningham is an American novelist and screenwriter best known for his 1998 Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Hours. The December 23, 2020 issue of The New York Times ran a wonderful essay