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Before becoming a writer and editor, I was an archaeologist for 13 years. People always ask me what was the most interesting thing I ever found. Easy: pottery in Japan, an infant burial in Hawaii, and a buffalo jump in Wyoming.The day-to-day of my job over those years was a whole lot more pedestrian than […]


Short Stories “Stoney Creek” Blackbird, Spring 2014 Vol. 13 No. 1     It was a Monday, late morning, when Carl drove up to Rosa Bell’s trailer with the sole intention of removing her, by force if necessary, to the Whitman Home down in the valley.  The trees were whipping themselves in the rain that day, […]


A sampling of my paintings. More info. to come. Page under construction… ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;   ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  

Editing Services

  I welcome the opportunity to work with all kinds of writers, from the aspiring to the well-seasoned. I provide manuscript critiques (fiction, non-fiction, memoir, technical), copy and line editing, agent/publishing advice, query letter writing, developmental editing, book proposals, coaching, and more. I have worked at Chrysalis Editorial with my business partner and company founder, […]