My earliest artistic interest was music. I started with the violin; learned guitar, bass guitar, tuba, French horn, and bassoon to help fill empty spots in school band; and eventually picked up viola, which remained my main instrument for twenty years. I studied at home and abroad, played with several symphonies, and eventually ended up as the principal violist with a regional symphony here in the Seattle area.
In the mid-90s a friend (and budding author) dared me to take up the challenge he and his writerly friends had enjoined: to write a story beginning with the line, “Due to an unfortunate computer error, Franklin deleted his sister-in-law.”
I did. That first-ever story, “Sum of the Angles,” sold to a tiny little magazine in California, and I was done for. I dropped music like a hot rock and delved into the world of writing.
I’m still writing. Not as fast as some folks would prefer, but hey, that which is, is.
Look around here and you’re likely to find sample chapters from old books, preview chapters from new books, stories, and even a poem or two.
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