I love true stories told with the verve and passion of fiction.
And I love British literature and history.
Put those things together, and you get my two books of creative nonfiction.
My most recent book, An African in Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor, tells the fascinating story of a young African who traveled to the heart of empire to make a name for himself as a man of letters. Read more about An African in Imperial London.
I also wrote a quirky book for aspiring writers called The Virginia Woolf Writers’ Workshop: Seven Lessons to Inspire Great Writing and a chapbook of poetry inspired by the great Mojave entitled Desert Elegy,
I’ve done lots of smaller projects, too–articles, book reviews, book chapters. I wrote an introduction to Woolf’s novel Jacob’s Room for Barnes and Noble, published an article on the Dreadnought Hoax, and contributed chapters to These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poets on Montana Poets Grace Stone Coates and Tami Haaland. A few years ago, I did a fun piece for Reflections West radio show about living in the stark, lonesome places of the West. Take a listen.