I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, where I'm living again after a nice three year interlude in Northern Virginia. I was lucky enough to snag a job as a college librarian, though my ultimate aspiration is to write fiction for a living.
I am the co-author, with Philip Jose Farmer, of the short novel The City Beyond Play, (PS Publishing, September 2007, with an e-book re-release TBA). (Introduction by Chris Roberson and afterword by Tracy Knight.) It was also a nominee for the 2008 British Fantasy Awards in the Best Novella category.
You'll hear a lot about whatever I happen to be writing at the time (The Course of Heaven: finished 1/1/04 ... The Dark Horse: finished 2/27/05 ... The Matter of Camelot: finished 4/28/06. I'm shopping around my four-volume historical fiction series called The Shenandoah Saga, an historical fantasy about the fall of Rome titled To Murder an Empire, and I'm now writing a multigenerational historical series about Arizona.
"Last Transmission From the Parallelity Castaway" (SF poem, reprint), Helix "The Middle Hours" (SF poem, last line missing), Not One Of Us "Next August" (SF poem, reprint), Transcriptase Review of The New Space Opera, edited by Gardner Dozois and Johnathan Strahan, Some Fantastic "A Study of Ralph von Wau Wau" (essay), Farmerphile Review of Sean Williams' The Crooked Letter, Some Fantastic "Last Transmission From the Parallelity Castaway" (SF poem), Not One Of Us Review of Time Twisters, ed. by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg, Some Fantastic