Writer, teacher. Born 1953– Mobile.  Married– Nancy.  Children– one.  Worked for twenty years in New York City as a journalist, speechwriter, and teacher; later staff writer at the Mobile Register.  Publishes reviews and essays in journals and periodicals.  Teaches in the Brief Residency MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.  Winner of the Lillian Smith Award for Fiction, the Clarence Cason Award from the University of Alabama College of Communications, and the Booksense Award.


Author Profiles in Climbing Mt. Cheaha. Livingston Press, 2004.


Alabama Afternoons; Profiles and Conversations.  University of Alabama Press, 2011.

Almost Family.  University of Alabama Press, 2000.

Back Home; Journeys through Mobile.  University of Alabama Press, 2001.

Chicken Dreaming Corn.  University of Georgia Press, 2004.

Come Landfall. University of Alabama Press, 2014.