That you are able to read my words in this format means I’ve come, albeit kicking and screaming, into the 21st century. This website is my professional showcase of my short fiction and a few of the feature stories I’ve been fortunate to be paid to write. The feature articles I’ve culled from several thousands published since I — and the rest of the world — have been able to warehouse them on computer or link to the archives of the Houston Chronicle, where I was a staff reporter 1999-2009, and freelance markets, including the Houston Chronicle’s Niche Publications and Houston Community Newspapers.
Stories from the 1970s-1990s written as a staff reporter and-or editor for the U.S. Navy, HCN and History News Magazine (for the American Association for State and Local History) are destined to remain only on yellowing pages in overstuffed dresser drawers and closet cubbyholes. There they will remain until I die or experience an uncharacteristic urge to spring clean, whichever comes first.
My short stories represent the first of what I hope will lead to a new career as a writer of fiction.
I appreciate feedback from anyone who will take the time to read and comment on my work. For anyone who wishes to read samples of my work, particularly editors at publications still hiring freelance writers, this should suffice. If it doesn’t, please ask. I have more.