My family moved to the U.S. from Canada when I was ten. After that I lived mostly in Maine and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono. My first two novels ("The Meantime" and "Song For A Shadow," both young-adult) were published with Houghton Mifflin but the current one, "Lucifer's Drum," is self-published and a historical thriller, set in the American Civil War. These days I live and work in Memphis, Tennessee.
Influences: "Flowers For Algernon" by Daniel Keyes; "Winesburg Ohio" by Sherwood Anderson; Orwell's essays, the stories of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Chekhov and Tim Gautreaux; Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude"; Austen's "Emma"; Ann Patchett's "Bel Canto"; the memoirs "Wild Swans" by Jung Chang, "Another Life" by Michael Korda and "Black Boy" by Richard Wright; McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove"; "The God Of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy; the novels of Alan Furst and James Ellroy; Howard Bahr's "The Black Flower."
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