About Me

I live in the little town of Albion, Indiana, with my wife Emily, a cowardly ball python named Lucius, and our enormous beast of a dog Baeowulf . I have two daughters and twin grandsons, which can only mean I started having kids when I was seven. Honest.

For the last thirty five years I've been a member of the Albion Volunteer Fire Department, having joined on my fifth birthday (again -- honest!), and served as safety officer, training officer, public information officer, department photographer, and secretary at various times. Over the years I've also served on the local EMS and hazardous materials units, served two terms as Albion Town Council member, and done public relations writing for the Noble County Relay For Life, among other organizations - so it's fair to say I think public service is important. When asked if I have any free time, I laugh hysterically.

My first two novels, the romantic comedies Storm Chaser and The Notorious Ian Grant, were published by Whiskey Creek Press along with my related short story collection, Storm Chaser Shorts.

 I've also written a local history book, Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights: A Century or So With the Albion Fire Department; The No-Campfire Girls, a humorous young adult adventure; and a collection of humor columns, Slightly Off the Mark. My humor column appeared in three weekly newspapers for over two decades before moving to the monthly Kendallville Mall.