A little about why I’m here
A long time ago I had a vague idea that if I wrote some words about a fictional place and people, a book would appear with those words and people in it. I never thought about writing a bio. Or that I needed to create an autograph. The experience of publishing a novel (and the journey to that milestone) taught me I need both. There were a million other craft and publishing lessons along the way. So here’s a short bio…
I grew up in New England, New Hampshire specifically. A land of many writers. I knew I wanted to be a writer as soon as I figured out writer was an occupation. I’ve been writing since I knew how to put sentences together. But it took me several decades to figure out how to be a writer.
What I Write
I write fiction and poetry. I consider my style of fiction, fabulist fiction. A heavy dose of what-if mixed with uncanny situations and sometimes magic. My first novel is At the End of the World.
My poetry is sometimes pastoral, often personal. Poetry came to me late in my writer’s journey but has quickly become one of my favorite forms.
Most of what I write on Medium is poetry, personal essays, and occasional notes on fiction.
Why I Write
It’s cliche to say, but I write because I must. I need to empty my head of the stories that grow there. To express the truth of those stories. If I didn’t have writing as an outlet, I don’t know what would happen, but it wouldn’t be good for my physical or emotional self. And it wouldn’t be good for those around me. Through writing I hope my readers grow a little closer in community.