I grew up in Hermosa Beach, CA, a village on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, not famous for anything but very beautiful nonetheless. As a boy, I was small and dark and hairless, and I ran barefoot everywhere, and I swam in the waters of the Pacific Ocean almost every day. My background is in writing stories, some of which have won awards and appeared in various places, most recently at Twelve Stories and in Akashic Books’s anthology Pittsburgh Noir. I am the founder of Life Writers Collaborative. My wife, Allison, and I have two sons called Jonah and Simon, and two dogs called Ray and Kenny. We live in Los Angeles, in a little yellow house with a big backyard.
My background in writing stories and blogs and emails and curriculum and essays, in proofreading and editing and revising and grading, my many years of doing these, of doing these well, and my years spent teaching literature, philosophy, theology, history, pedagogy, rhetoric, fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, in widely varied settings, at prestigious universities and at inner city high schools, are at your service. Please contact me at email@example.com for any writing projects, workshops, tutoring—anything you can think of. I am glad to be of service.