I am a writer who grew up in the rolling hills of Northwestern New Jersey in a Neverland called the 1970s, but I live now in the Atlanta suburbs where I often find myself daydreaming back to that magical place. I write about boyhood, nature, environmentalism, culture, politics, and pandemics. I write short things, but over time, they add up. I've written three collections of essays and one collection of short stories.
My collection of New Jersey essays is finally published and available on Amazon. Reservoir: Tales from the Other Jersey gathers stories about growing up in Northwestern New Jersey in the 1970s and 1980s. Sometimes nostalgic, sometimes tragic, these essays offer a portrait of life in a small town during a period of social and cultural upheaval in America. Now available for purchase in paperback and Kindle editions.
My essays have been recently published in Adbusters, As it Ought to Be Magazine, Boomer Café, Litro, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Rise Up Review, and The Smart Set. My fiction has been published in Blue Moon Review, Crania, Creo, Fairfield Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Thrice Fiction, and Timber Creek Review. I teach writing at Georgia Gwinnett College.