My love of writing began with letters to pen pals in elementary and high school. My high school English teacher, Rufus McClure, encouraged me even though I wasn't always the best student in class. He told me that I could wrote humor well, and that inspired me to write more. I still like mixing humor into my stories, even though for my characters, the flip-side of humor is often grief.
In my recent work I'm interested in generations mixing, ancestry, architecture, and nature.