Welcome! I'm the author of two books and a freelance writer for the web and print. I specialize in animals and all things Japanese, but I've also written on a wide variety of topics in the arts, travel, food, and home and garden. You can check out samples at the links above.

So much news! The second volume of my mystery series now available for Kindle and Nook! Click Fiction above to read more about it.


 


                   

And you can read a short story featuring the characters in the series in the anthology Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays. Order from the publisher here or from Amazon.

 


 

 

 

 

But don't forget my previous book!

Animals. Why do we think they're so cute, so noble, so admirable? They eat poop, for Pete's sake. Some of them will bite your head off as soon as look at you. I've spent much of my life either slaving over caring for animals, or writing about how great they are. This book is my revenge.

 Order Animals Behaving Badly at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local independent bookstore if you've still got one.

Listen to this interview I did on WAMU's The Animal House. It is a hoot.