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, 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 the forthcoming middle-grade novel The Mad Wolf’s Daughter, and our ten-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.


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