I was born in Minnesota, living there well into my adulthood. I escaped the Midwest’s gravity once only to be pulled back into its orbit by Chicago, which I now call home. I have worked to expose myself to an eclectic mix of experiences, a storehouse from which I draw. I have spent time in remote Mexico studying Mayan culture, climbed Devil’s Tower, the Grand Teton and other peaks, visited 49 of the 50 states, traveled several continents, played in a punk rock band, become an accomplished photographer, developed expertise in R. Crumb’s influences, refurbished 19th c. house, founded an art fair, and earned several degrees including a Masters in Art History. I am interested in film, postmodernism, minimalism in its various forms, popular culture, and I am an avid collector of Fiestaware and guitars. Oh—and did I mention I write?
I write nonfiction essays and articles as well as literary fiction. My work has appeared in such publications as Echoes Magazine, Oak Ridge Observer, Select Plants of the Yucatan, Fashion Accessories, Worm Blower Magazine, Baby Split Bowling, and Losing Faith. For broadcast and performance I have written numerous scripts, sketches, and radio plays. Currently, I have just finished writing my first novel, which is being edited while I work on my second.