I was born in a village in Northern Wisconsin, moved to Colorado, then New York City, and eventually came back to Wisconsin with a new appreciation for the land and solitude.
"The Tombwatcher's Tale" (runner up for the Mary Shelley Imaginative Fiction Award) and "Glitterville" appear in Rosebud Magazine, Issue #47.
Flash Fiction in "Thunderclap"
Excerpts from several stories and my book appear in "Shut Up & Write," by Judy Bridges
Short Story, "Olagam" to appear in Wisconsin People & Ideas, Spring 2011
I think creative people are just born this way, with an urge, one that has to be satisfied to give life meaning. Other people's lives fascinate me. Sometimes I think it must be easier to not have this urge, that life would be a lot simpler. I've tried it. No go. No happiness.
Everything give me ideas.
I like the art of short stories. Each one is a puzzle, with its problem to solve. In some it's language, in others, the point of view or the plot's the tricky thing. Creativity feels like a bucket of water to me, it rains a lot, the bucket has to be emptied.
Some Favorite books-
She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
Lolita - Vladimir Nabakov
A Box of Matches - Nicholson Baker
The Woman in the Dunes - Kobo Abe
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Nonfiction: the Island of Lost Maps - Miles Harvey
Some favorite authors:
Thanks for reading "Text Adventure". Glad you liked it.
Hey thanks for cruising through a selection of my stories tonight. No greater compliment than to have someone keep on reading down the list! Enjoyed a few of yours too (but have to get back to work!) Cheers.
Laurel, thanks for reading and commenting on “Police Blotter”!
Thank you, Laurel for commenting on "Drive, you sd, for christ's sake"! I'm from Wisco, currently re-located, but I miss it. It gets in your blood or something...
Hi Laurel - Thanks so much for your generous feedback on "I don't have a gun" - I'm so glad you liked it!
Dude, add me as a contact. I mean, what the hay!!! LOL
Thanks for the nice comment, Laurel. If you have time read the first chpt of my novel too--it's actually coming out really soon!
Thanks for reading my stories, Laurel. And welcome!
To Darryl, I love sci-fi! i think that it's a genre full of garbage but when it's good it's often my favorite.
Nice to see Orson Scott Card get some credit.
Welcome Laurel! Can't wait to read your stories on here. Plunge in, the water's warm.