About the Author
I grew up on the grounds of Larned State Hospital, where myfather was its dentist. That was interesting. I went to The University ofKansas during the tumultuous 1960s. That was interesting, too. For the firsthalf of my adult career I worked in newspaper journalism. You couldn't callthat boring. I won my share of honors, twice winning the award forinvestigative reporting from the William Allen White School of Journalist atKU. For the second half of my career I was Director of University Relations atThe University of Kansas Medical Center. There were some boring times, but theexciting episodes made up for it. I retired at the end of 2010 from TheNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, where I was its media relationsofficer. You see, my degree from KU was not in journalism, but in art history.Unfortunately, my father died when I was 21 so I couldn't make him eat hiswords about that art history degree not being worth anything. I've had stintsliving in Italy and in Japan.
During all this time I've been putting words on paper,creating fiction. My works don't fit into neat genres, unless that rather newgenre "quirky" applies. And each work is quirky in its own way. Whatthat means for me is that in each work is evidence of a deep search withinmyself. Sometimes it's scary what you find in there. I'm semi-retired now in Kansas City, keeping busy witha lot of things, among them promoting my fiction and creating new works. Thatsearch within yourself never ends.