I am a retired aquatic biologist and write short fiction and nonfiction. My writing explores how humans relate to one another and are affected by their environment, both natural and man-made.
For most of my career, I worked as an aquatic biologist for the US Army R&D Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. After I retired, I taught in the Biology Department at Thomas University, Thomasville, Georgia, for five years.
After retiring, I had time to pursue my long-term interest in creative writing. I took online courses, attended workshops, audited two short story classes at Florida State University, and hired mentors to critique my short stories and essays. Check out my publications on this website. Several years ago, I started as a reader for Mud Season Review and was recently promoted to Creative Nonfiction Editor.
In 2019, I started volunteering at several prisons in the Tallahassee area. I started out sponsoring gavel clubs, but now I also teach creative writing. I am working on a new webpage that describes those activities.
In addition to creative writing and volunteering, I design and construct new and restore antique windows, traipse through the woods, read, and tend my garden.
I was born in Michigan, grew up in Pittsburgh, and have lived in Kentucky, Indiana, and Mississippi. From 2007 to 2019, my wife Kathryn and I summered in Maine and spent winters in Tallahassee.
Check out Kathryn’s Website. She is also a writer, loves cats, and grew up in Maine. She is working on a novel that takes place on an island in Maine.
We now live in Florida.