I'm a fiction writer and part-time copywriter. I've lived in the Detroit area all my life.
My first novel, SECOND HAND came out in 2000 (W.W. Norton). My latest novel, THE LEISURE SEEKER (2009, William Morrow) will be published in trade paperback by HarperPaperbacks in February of 2010. It's the story of an older couple from suburban Detroit who kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who run their lives to steal off on a forbidden vacation in their RV (The Leisure Seeker) down the forgotten roads of Route 66, through the ghost towns, deserted trailer parks, and giant roadside icons of freakshow America.
I also have a short story collection called THE LOST TIKI PALACES OF DETROIT. Published in 2009 by Wayne State University Press, it features short fiction that I've published in THE LITERARY REVIEW, AMERICAN SHORT FICTION, NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, BELOIT FICTION JOURNAL and DETROIT NOIR.
That snazzy photograph of me above was taken by Doug Coombe for THE METRO TIMES.