Working on sixth novel manuscript. Lived during my youth in Costa Rica, returned there as a Fulbright Fellow in 1987-88. Penn State grad - twice. Publ. novel: Los Caminantes, 2005; selected poems: Wound in the Sun 2009. Wrote novel Kerguelen during 2008 Nanowrimo--now called Half-Life. Awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship by the state of Florida for Half-Life, 2010. Wrote Olaudah during 2009 NaNoWriMo. Completed a large portion of the sequel to the 2008 novel Half-Life in 2010 (tentatively titled Quarter-Life). My goal is to finish that novel this year, and, if there is time, may do a prequel story/novella to the whole series, titled "The Outset."
- Marianna, FL, USA
- teaching; tending to daughters and orchids and a backyard firepit; reading; coaching soccer
- Favorite noveling music:
- Prefer silence when writing
- Favorite books or authors:
- The Stranger, The Plague, The Secret Sharer, Heart of Darkness, The Brothers Karamasov, The Autumn of the Patriarch, 100 Years of Solitude, To the Lighthouse, Death Sentence, Songlines, Waiting for the Barbarians, Things Fall Apart, Camus, Conrad, James, Twain, Blanchot, Calvino, Cortazar, Coetze, Achebe, Schultz, Doestoyevski, Marquez, Woolf