About the Author

Early work was horror and suspense, later work morphed into a combination of magical realism, mystery and adventure painted with a horrific element as needed.

I’m one of those writers who doesn’t plan ahead, no outlines, no clue, sometimes write myself into a corner.  Atmospheric music in the background helps entice the moodier muse that must be present.  Black by Pearl Jam is one that really helps.

Chronological milestones:


Short stories in small presses Crossroads, Eldritch Tales, Nightmares, Heliocentric Net, Cabal Asylum, Black October, and Pirate Writings.


Santa Barbara Writers Conference SF/Fantasy/Horror award.


Wrote some really crappy books.


Barnes and Noble anthology 365 Scary Stories


Ghost story anthologies Monsters From Memphis and More Monsters From Memphis.  Possible to find old copies on Amazon.


Began work on Sea of the Vanities.


Honorable mention from Ellen Datlow in The Years Best Fantasy and Horror for one of my short stories.


Anthology story Sherlock’s Opera, Seattle Noir edited by Curt Colbert, Akashic Books.  Available through Amazon or Barnes and Noble online.

May 1, 2009

Booklist published a favorable review of my contribution to the anthology.  This was a very happy day.


Three books written.  Sea of the Vanities, Farm Hall, and Circle of Fifths. 


In Memory of the Sibylline, was accepted into the best-selling anthology edited by Charlaine Harris– Crimes by Moonlight.  At the time I was the only non-agented, non-book published author accepted into the anthology.  The Celwin series begins. A few months later I hooked up with my agent, Justin Bell of Spectrum Literary.


The Celwin book series: The Violins Played before Junstan, Music Shall Untune the Sky, The Raven and the Pig, The Pirate Danced and the Automat Died


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