Welcome to my website!

I’m primarily a novelist. Renowned writing professor Venkatesh Kulkarni once told me, “For a novel to be good, it must be both entertaining and enlightening.” Another quote of the professor’s that particularly resonated with me was: “Nothing is truer than good fiction.

As a writer, my objective is to not only entertain my readers with fast-paced stories, but also to give them an understanding and appreciation of the unusual settings and cultures against which they are set.

My first two novels, Belize and Panama, are historical-based, action-adventure stories set in the Tropics. My third novel, Stroke, is set on the Texas Gulf Coast between Houston and Galveston, and it presents a young woman’s odyssey through the infamous world of professional pool. My fourth novel, French Quarter Danny, depicts a young man coming of age in New Orleans' notorious Vieux Carré.

I’ve also written two memoirs. The first, Who Speaks for Earth?, offers my perspectives on the controversial topic: Science vs. Religion. The second, Skin of My Teeth, falls under the relatively-new category of “creative nonfiction,” and it recounts my four years in the United States Marine Corps.