I was raised on the West Coast and Hawaii and graduated from the University of Hawaii. I have MFAs from Eastern Washington University and the University of Iowa and I’m a two-time MacDowell Fellow. My first book, The Territory of Men: a Memoir, was published in 2002 by Random House to critical acclaim.
My second book is The Forest House: a Year’s Journey into the Landscape of Love, Loss and Starting Over, which is set in northeast California.
My newest venture is HardRider Press, where I write and publish biker-related short fiction. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/hardriderpress. Click above to see the photo album of upcoming stories–all of which are only $2.99 on Amazon, Ibooks, and the usual places. The first story, “The Ride,” is available now. “Virginia City” will be available December 5, and from then I’ll have 1-2 stories a month!
My award-winning work has appeared in many literary journals including Hawaii Pacific Review, High Desert Journal, Michigan Quarterly Review, Fourth Genre, Crazyhorse, Zyzzyva and The Iowa Review. In 2010, an essay I wrote was recognized as a Notable Essay in the Best American Essays anthology.
In addition to writing, I am a managing editor at Lucky Bat Books (www.luckybatbooks.com), so if you have a book you’re interested in publishing, check us out! I also teach writing and have taught at the Mendocino Writers’ Conference, the Truckee Meadows Writers Conference, and Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference.
To see a book trailer on YouTube, search for The Forest House – Book Trailer.
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