This fall I'm teaching Shaping Your Story through the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University.
In September I participated in a Science Fiction/Fantasy panel at the 2013 Waco Cultural Arts Fest. The other SFF writers on the panel were Patrice Sarath and Bryan Gifford.
Over the summer I was a guest at ApolloCon in Houston and then at the World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, LoneStarCon 3.
E-reader editions of my science fiction stories are coming soon along with a sequel to Hurricane Moon.
Cover Art by Brian W. Dow
Hello and welcome to my web site.
photo by John Cross
I write speculative fiction and belong to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). I also work at the Rice University Library in Houston, Texas and teach creative writing through Rice University's School of Continuing Studies.
When not making flights of the mind - i.e., stories - my favorite activity is flying sailplanes. I have a private pilot glider rating and friends who own wonderful power planes. So the sky always beckons.
I also write nonfiction. My articles on academic and technical as well as aviation-related and creative writing topics have appeared in international, national, and regional print and online magazines. I edit, proofread, and do business-related and public relations writing too.
Starting last year, and due to the circumstances of my mother's final years and days, I'm writing a book that I've titled Final Glide: A Nursing Home Coping Guide.
I have an MA in Systematic Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. At the GTU, I affiliated with the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. There I was able to explore the relationship between religion and science before I started writing science fiction. My science fiction and fantasy tends to have theological or spiritual angles.