A native of Jackson, Michigan, a graduate of Spring Arbor University, a husband and father of four, a life long learner and literary enthusiast, I am pleased to welcome you to my website, the content of which is available to read free of charge and always will be.
No one is without influences. Everything you've ever come into contact with, and not come into contact with, has shaped your way of thinking. With regards to my professional work I am deeply indebted to the following works and recommend them to anyone looking for an excellent, thought-provoking read.
Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Stranger - Albert Camus
Day of the Locust - Nathaniel West
Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Ficciones - Jorge Luis Borges
The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
The Death of Artemio Cruz - Carlos Fuentes
The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
In Our Time - Ernest Hemingway
The Trial - Franz Kafka
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
If after perusing the content of the website you find yourself inclined to support the endeavors of an up and coming writer, consider the following options. First, there is the Amazon banner on the Home page. Clicking through that banner on your way to making whatever purchase you were planning on making will result in roughly three tenths of a cent of every dollar of your purchase going to support my work (for legal reasons I must make it clear: you, not Amazon, are the one making that contribution). While you're on Amazon you can also shop for my first novel Under the Red White and Blue, available in paperback or e book form. Lastly, you can find me on Patreon, a crowd funding site that allows an interested donor to patronize my work in whatever dollar amount they decide. Pledging even a dollar a month will help me keep this sight up and running. I love doing this and hope you will all love reading it enough to consider supporting my continuing to write. I appreciate, in advance, any and all patronage. Your time and money is valuable and I shall strive to waste neither.