I am a book reviewer and a member of the National Book Critics Circle. My reviews have appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Shelf Awareness, Northwest Review of Books, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Kirkus Reviews, BookPage, and elsewhere. You can check out some of my reviews here. I am also the recipient of a partial fellowship in fiction writing from the Vermont Studio Center.
I live in Maine with my wife, Diane Magras, author of a forthcoming medieval adventure series for middle-grade readers; and our nine-year-old son. He’s frighteningly talented — reading at a seventh-grade level, building complicated LEGO structures — but good luck getting him to be punctual. With those dimples, inherited from neither of his parents, he’s going to be one of those charming, handsome, oh-bloody-hell-look-at-the-time types. I just know it.