I love books, I love to read, I love to write. I’ve been a writer all my life but haven’t had the time or treasure to put out a book until I retired. Once retired, I began a series of books based in southeastern Ohio, partly autobiographical, partly fiction.
I am a retired Engineer (BS from RIT) with BA and MA in English from SUNY Cortland. In addition to a debut novel also published by Dog Ear, I now have two novels in the southeastern Ohio series. I’ve got a couple of books in the works, some in the series, and some stand-alone.
With my wife, Jean, I have raised three children, and we have eight grandchildren. She is an academic and, thus, my most stalwart editor. We are happily ensconced in the foothills of the Front Range in Colorado and enjoying perpetual sunny days and hearty exercise.
I have spent considerable time researching the history of the area around the Muskingum River valley. I was drawn to this geographical nexus due to being born 500 feet from the confluence of the Walhonding and Tuscarawas rivers. I spent many of my childhood weekends and summers traveling to Stockport and Chesterhill to visit family. I hope to bring this area alive to my readers through stories of its denizens.