Current Projects

The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative corner restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.

—Mary Oliver


I have completed the book about my great-great-grandfather’s Civil War experiences (along with his 1863 camp diary).

I also intend to return to creative writing. I wrote a few short stories years ago and have always intended to write more fiction when I had time. Recently I’ve realized it’s now or never, and I’ve started to write a romance novel set in Oregon in 1947. Wild blackberries will be in it. I’ve written two new short stories and had an old one published by the online literary journal Trampset.


I am semi-retired now. Most of the editing I do is for existing clients.

Books in the City of Trembling Leaves

TLcloseupI started the Trembling Leaves Twitter account (@NorNVbooks) in September 2013 to compile and share news about authors from and books set in Northern Nevada. It’s named, of course, after Walter van Tilburg Clark’s novel about Reno. I write a blog to go with it.


I write essays at Medium once in a while. You can see my work (and follow me if you wish) at