I have been a writer my entire life, including the years when I was doing scientific research and teaching. During that time, I published over fifty scientific articles and co-edited three books. Details can be found in my CV.
In recent years, a lot of my writing energy has gone into fiction. I have completed a novel, "Belle o' the Waters," which was named a semi-finalist in the 2012 Faulkner-Wisdom Fiction Contest and a Second-Round Finalist in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. My former literary agent was Loretta Barrett, who passed away in late 2014. Several of my short stories and essays are available as electronic publications for Kindle and Nook. Check out my recently published short story collection, "The Gate of Heaven and Other Story Worlds," available as a paperback or for Kindle.
My short fiction has been published in various places, including Writers' Journal, Gargoyle, the "Gravity Dancers" anthology, published by Paycock Press, and Mulberry Fork Review. Several of my short stories have won awards, including "Time to Leave," Third Place winner of Writers' Journal 1998 Fiction Contest and "The Night Train," Honorable Mention winner for their 2009 Fiction Contest.
I have also continued to write about science. My science writing these days is largely aimed at an audience of non-specialists. One example is my recently-completed book, "God the Attractor: Spiritual Wisdom from the New Science," which is currently in search of a publisher. I've also written and published numerous articles for the National Science Foundation through their agency newsletter, The Current, for the American Institute for Cancer Research and for LiveScience.com. Some pdf files of my recent articles are available for download here; please send me a message if you would like to see other clips.
Science News Articles
Turning Plants into Fuel
Coastal Research Center Profile
Eavesdropping on Bacteria
Restoring Wetlands After the Oil Spill