I write mostly mainstream fiction, long and short varieties. Also author of three published non-fiction books, journal articles, and print journalism. B.A. from Oglethorpe University and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Reared in Florida and Georgia; several years in metro NYC, Phillie, and DC; lots of years in California (San Francisco, Sacramento, Placerville, Cambria, Santa Barbara). Life lesson: Everywhere is its own adventure.