I earned two degrees from Pennsylvania State University: a B.A. in History (1965) and an MA in Rhetoric (1970). In 1982, I earned a B.Sc. in Computer Systems Technology from Spring Garden College.
My first career was as an educator, starting as a History teacher in public schools in Philadelphia and Oslo, Norway. During that period, I spent 6 years as a full time faculty member in Penn State’s Department of Speech and Communication.
I switched to computer programming in the 80s, and then to consulting work, specializing in systems analysis and project management. The firms for which I worked supported Fortune Fifty companies and government agencies.
I turned to writing full time in 2008.
Writing Career and Books
- Detective novels:
- Low Light (2010)
- The Subversive Detective (2012)
- Killer Math (2014)
- Phished (2017)
- Literary fiction:
- Knots (2013)
- Short stories
- Narrative non-fiction:
- Two Conventions (2015)
- I write occasional columns for a local newspaper and teach political rhetoric at adult education centers in the Philadelphia suburbs.