Literary Fictionist,
English Professor,
Director of the Maslow
Family Graduate Program
in Creative Writing

Bohemian Rain

By |2022-05-13T08:12:01-06:00May 12th, 2022|Blog|

[This post first appeared in DaddyElk.com.] After my father died, in late January 2007, at first he seemed to hang around, mostly at the foot of my bed, threatening to twist my toe to wake [...]

Love Your Words

By |2021-02-23T07:14:47-07:00February 18th, 2021|Blog|

Months before I went on my book tour, I was nervous about reading in public—I tend to mumble, and have never been a good storyteller—and I knew I needed to practice first. So my wife [...]

Back East

By |2020-10-10T08:46:49-06:00October 10th, 2020|Blog|

I recently started a new position at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA, as the new Director of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing, and while it's been a strange experience to meet my [...]

New Beginnings

By |2020-05-05T15:33:51-06:00May 4th, 2020|Blog|

Spring is traditionally a time of new beginnings, and this spring is no different. But oh, what a difference. This spring, new beginnings are tied to new difficulties and new endings—the difficulties of living in [...]

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