About Me

Where are you supposed to start with these things?

Well…I grew up in a small town in Michigan and moved first to California, and then, about eight years ago, to Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. I’ve always been a keen reader and very interested in writing. Some of my favorite writers include Mark Twain, Vladimir Nabokov, Kurt Vonnegut, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Stephen R. Donaldson, and Johanna Lindsey, though I haven’t read one of Johanna’s books for a few years now. I appreciate a twisty-turny plot as much as the next person, but books written by true wordsmiths stay with me forever.

Through the years, I’ve dabbled in both writing and editing. I’ve written a number of print and online articles and edited everything from non-fiction books to computer manuals when I wasn’t working my tail off at one corporation or another. During the last 12 years, in addition to all the normal havoc that everyone experiences in their lives, I wrote When Red Is Blue. As you would expect, that time included several prolonged breaks in writing it, when life’s stresses seemed to take all my energy. A few months ago, my partner Gareth encouraged me to get the final edits done and release my little book into the world, which brings me to the book’s debut and this website.

These days my focus is on my family (Gareth and Barnaby, our rambunctious feline), my editing and proofreading business, the return to a 25-mile-a-week jogging routine and my next book.