Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by.  Whether you’ve read any of my books or stories, or are just headshothaving a look to see what they’re about, I hope you’ll find things on the site to keep you interested and coming back for more.

I mostly write science fiction and have done some urban fantasy as well. You’ll find that my work has been influenced by my interest in early Hollywood and Los Angeles culture, so some of my science fiction plots are set in the 1940s and some of the more traditional or futuristic SF pieces have a decidedly “noir” flavor to them.

I’m offering several short stories for free right now. You can click on the Stories tab to find out more. Or you can click here to find out how to download my short story “Walk a Mile” to your Kindle or other e-reader for free.

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Click on the covers to find more information on my books.

Also, I’d love it if you’d take a moment to check out my blog (mostly about books and writing but with a few other things thrown in).

You can also connect with me on Facebook. I’d be happy to hear from you.

About Me

I was born near Montreal, Canada and grew up in Southern California.

I began writing while in college, publishing several pieces in college journals while working on my undergraduate degree at Cal Poly Pomona. After finishing my Master’s Degree in 1990, I focused more on teaching than writing for a few years, eventually completing my Ph.D. at UC Riverside in 2000. My dissertation was on Hollywood novelists of the 1920s and 1930s.

Since 1999, I have been part of the English Department at Fullerton College and turned again to writing a few years ago. I primarily write science fiction but continue to have a strong interest in early Hollywood and Los Angeles history and culture, and I often work those themes into my writing.

When not writing or grading papers, I spend time with my wife and daughter, work on my collection of old science fiction pulps and try to be better than a mediocre guitar player.

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