Author of The Cat Rising Series: Cat Rising, Girls With Hammers, Babies, Bikes, and Broads, and Cutting Loose; Angels and Manners, As The Table Turns, That's Karma, Baby...AND the soon-to-be-released Things That Women Do! (Sept 2019)
My books have been recognized by the Lambda, Golden Crown, Bywater Books, and Stonewall Literary Awards. I have appeared at festivals and conferences including: Saints & Sinners Literary Festival, New Orleans; The Authors' Arena at Book Expo America Chicago; Human Rights Campaign Headquarters, Washington, DC; Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Asheville NC, Charis Atlanta, GA, A Different Light, Hollywood, CA, and Womenscraft in Provincetown, MA. I will be appearing at The Amelia Island Book Festival in February 2020 featuring Things that Women Do! Come see me!
I hold an MFA from Goddard College, and live in the Blue Ridge mountains with my wife Elenna and our Springer Spaniel the Amazing Andy. I am a retired Senior Lecturer, Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
I am an Outsider Artist, meaning, I've not studied nor had training in painting or art. I use acrylic because I am an impatient person and it dries fast. I like the way the paint squishes, and I can make anything I want any color I like. I am fascinated by architecture, landscapes, cars, trains, machinery, roof tops, and I love snow. I work, mostly, on canvas--but sometimes I like to paint on wood and tiles. I re-imagine favorite places, seasons, occasions, events, and memories for folks. If you have a moment or place you would like to captured in my own rudimentary style, all I need are a few pictures of your special memory.
My work has been shown at Lola's Salon and Gallery in Asheville, NC., Tressa's Downtown Jazz & Blues, and has been juried at the 2013 Arts in Autumn Festival in Weaverville, NC and Art in the Park 2017 in Myrtle Beach, SC.