Our internet age requires a person to write a lot of autobiographies. I'll try to keep this one short. I'm a writer and editor. In 2004 I left a job in business journalism to get an MFA in creative writing from the Iowa Writers Workshop. Since finishing that program I've been living in Philadelphia, where I teach in the English department at Temple University.
My stories and essays have appeared in a number of journals and magazines, including Phoebe, The North American Review, December, EPOCH, The Southeast Review, and The Baltimore Review. None of those publications are available online, which is one of the reasons I decided to post this recent essay, "Notes From the Road," here on my own site.
I'm one of the founding editors of Barrelhouse Magazine, which I started in 2004 with several friends in Washington, D.C. We're still going strong, more than ten years and fourteen print issues later. I recently oversaw our special Comedy Issue, and helped shepherd one of our first books into the world, Lee Klein's Thanks and Sorry and Good Luck.
I continue to do business and technical writing on a freelance and contract basis—particularly in the health care and energy sectors. Most recently, I put together a 135-page business roadmap for a partnership between a large electric utility and a Silicon Valley company specializing in smart-grid technology. Before that, I helped a lawyer and nationally renowned privacy expert write a book about keeping your kids safe on the internet. If you'd like to know more about that part of my life, feel free to drop me an email—just click on the contact button in the top right-hand corner of the page.