I did scholarly/academic writing for years; work included published translations of Latin poet Horace and French novelist Céline. Began writing fiction about fifteen years ago, satiric mystery novels, 'Death of a Dad' and 'Death of a Prof,' and stories in 'Redwood Coast Review,' 'Panhandler,' 'West,' 'LitnImage,' and 'Pacific Review.' Story, "Laughing Face," coming out in 'Fiction International' later this year.
Literary novel published October 2010: 'Conrad in Beverly Hills' (Raw Dog Screaming Press). It's now available on both Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook,as well as in hardcover and paperback versions. Story of a middle-aged college professor, Conrad Keppler. who relives through a combination of imagination and memory his unpleasant early years in Beverly Hills as the son of a serious novelist turned movie writer. Book has funny parts related to the movie business and a happy ending, as Conrad becomes a happy person, but questions remain.
No other activity completely absorbs me. And I want to be read.
My favorite book is Faulkner's 'The Sound and the Fury.' More current favorites are Updike's "Rabbit" series, Leslie Epstein's 'San Remo Drive,' Bruce Wagner's 'I'll Let You Go,' Patrick McCabe's 'Mondo Desperado.' Anything by Philip K. Dick or George Pelecanos.
Jake, hi, welcome, and thanks very much for your interesting comment on Swastika, I appreciate!
Thank you for the kind comment on "Hog Heaven". Very appreciated.
Welcome to Fictionaut!