Welcome to my home page! I wear many hats--Professor of Philosophy at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, academic writer, fiction writer, poet, and photographer. Southern Gothic and horror fiction are my preferred genres, and I also enjoy writing popular nonfiction. I also play chess (for those who may care, my USCF rating is 1500). Karen has been my wonderful wife for over thirty years, and we have eight (!) cats at home.
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I've had some health issues with two stents in my heart this past October (ironic given one of my character's interest in that organ), but I am okay and hope to get back to writing soon.