I live in San Francisco, a city with its share of faults (seismic and otherwise) but it’s a great place to hide from the real world.
When I’m not writing I work as a software architect, which is a euphemism for a middle-aged computer programmer. Writing code and writing fiction have a lot in common. That may sound odd but both are creative processes that require iteration (rewriting) until they ‘work’.
When I’m not writing or working I’m hopefully traveling, frequently somewhere in Latin America.
I’ve also been known to sleep from time to time, although the lure of a blank page may wake me from a deep slumber.
Kirkus listed my debut novel, SENDERO, a literary thriller set in modern-day Peru, as one of the top 100 Indie novels of 2012. WHO SINGS TO THE DEAD, the second in the SENDERO series, was released January 2013. I’m currently working on a third SENDERO novel, out sometime in 2014-2015, as well as a YA/All Ages mystery set in Argentina titled THEY CALL ME INEZ. I’m also channeling Jim Thompson and a few other deviant authors in a book about speed-addled bikers in ’70s California. See ‘what’s new‘ for more info on my latest writing efforts.
I also have a collection of short *dark* fiction titled OUT BY THE TREES.
“The plot for SENDERO first came to me one night in the jungles of Peru. Sitting in the dark with a group of intrepid travelers, waiting for tapirs and other night creatures to show up, I was immersed in the sights and sounds of that fantastic country, and all I had seen and read. The tapirs never appeared that night but Nina, Miguel and the other characters of SENDERO began to come out of the dark and take shape.”
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Goodreads … pretty cool site for readers and writers alike.
Amazon author page … if you’re in the mood, ‘like’ or read an excerpt or maybe even buy something?
Connect to me via IBM 4381 mainframe or watch a video trailer for Sendero.
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