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Most of my writing is informed by my interest in classic science fiction as well as Hollywood and Los Angeles culture, especially hard-boiled noir. You’ll find that my books fall into two broad categories: Echoes and Disruptions.
In my Echoes novels, you’ll find hints of nostalgia–the world as it used to be, but with a twist. You’ll find a time-traveling hack science fiction writer, a reluctant demon slayer in old Hollywood, a lawyer for the undead, and a professor hoping to unravel the mystery of a lost science fiction writer while trying to heal from wounds that run deeper than he knows.
In my Disruptions novels, you’ll find that the future is just a bit dark. If the world is still around, it’s a world where technology is re-shaping our connections to one another and where corporations impact everything from our sense of self to our ability to sleep and dream. And then again, the world may not even survive as we know it, as you’ll discover when you delve into my post-apocalyptic novel to find out who survives and who doesn’t.
I was born near Montreal, Canada and grew up in Southern California.
I began writing while in college, publishing several pieces in college journals while working on my undergraduate degree at Cal Poly Pomona. After finishing my Master’s Degree in 1990, I focused more on teaching than writing for a few years, eventually completing my Ph.D. at UC Riverside in 2000. My dissertation was on Hollywood novelists of the 1920s and 1930s.
Since 1999, I have been part of the English Department at Fullerton College and turned again to writing a few years ago. I primarily write science fiction but continue to have a strong interest in early Hollywood and Los Angeles history and culture, and I often work those themes into my writing.
When not writing or grading papers, I spend time with my wife and daughter, work on my collection of old science fiction pulps and try to be better than a mediocre guitar player.