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 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.

Last year I wrote two short stories and had an old one published by the online literary journal Trampset. I completed the first draft of my great-great-grandfather’s Civil War experiences, and one of my goals for this year is to revise it and submit it to publishers. My other goal is to complete the romance novel.


I am semi-retired now. I still edit carefully selected novels on a freelance basis (see my Services link).

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