I am an Oklahoma native and graduated from the University of Tulsa. After traveling extensively in Europe during the summer and fall of 1974 my wife and I settled in evil New York City. As a result of a series of short term decisions we remained for 12 years in Manhattan and since 1986 have lived in the borough of Brooklyn.
I previously worked in the General Research Division and in the Cooperative Services Division of the 42nd Street branch of The New York Public Library. I retired after 32 years service with the Library in August 2010.
My fiction was previously published in the literary magazines Telephone, Innisfree, Caprice and the online magazine LEGIBLE.
For several years in the 1990's through 2000 I participated in an ongoing fiction writing workshop conducted by the novelist and artist Ursule Molinaro.
The authors I read and re-read most frequently are Charles Portis, Charles Willeford, and Mario Vargas Llosa.
I am presently working on other writing projects related to the Vietnam War as well as a long, long comic novel about the early history and settlement of Iceland, which mostly takes place in New York City and in the main reading room of the 42nd Street Library.
"Morir Soñando", a story from Borough of Churches can be read here:
An essay on novelist William Gaddis can be read here:
A review of SOG Medic can be read here:
An account of my meetings with Mario Vargas Llosa in 2008 at the New York Public Library can be read here:
and here: http://thislandpress.com/10/20/2011/reader-meet-author/
An essay on post-911 NYC can be read here:
A profile of the poet David Bearden can be read here:
A compendium and appreciation of the works of Charles Portis can be read here: