I am a native of Austin, Texas, and have seen the city burst at the seams.
I got an undergraduate degree in journalism from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and then spent many years as a small-town newspaper reporter in cities like Lockhart, Victoria and Temple.
I went back to SWT in 1991 to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing. I got some excellent training and worked with the famed short story writer Andre Dubus before graduation in 1995.
In recent years I've done free-lance writing for Variety, The Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, the Austin American-Statesman, the San Antonio Express-News and Texas Monthly. I’m a working writer with a novel-in-stories Evacuation Plan out and other books on the way.