I am an emerging fiction writer living in Chicago. While I am a Luddite, I am using the forum because I love to meet new people, especially fellow artists, and learn new things.

Anyone interested in reading my published work can access it through the link under the My Web Site header on this blog. My short story "Life Goes on Without Me" recently won an honorable mention from Conclave: A Journal of Chracter's 2009 Fiction Contest. I am currently working on a novel, new short stories, and a creative non-fiction essay. My friend T.E. Russell has encouraged me to write a screenplay.

And as always, I am still submitting, submitting, submitting.

I look forward to meeting and reading from you.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Erica Jong Wants to Post My Essays on Her Web Site!

I just received an e-mail from Erica Jong's assistant.  She wanted my permission to post the essays I wrote about Fear of Flying and Fanny from Facts on File's Companion to the American Novel to her web site (

I have been a fan and admirer of Erica's work since I was nineteen.  This is beyond anything I ever imagined!  I am honored and humbled.  And ready to cry out of joy.