I am a writer of narrative nonfiction specializing in memoir, essays, humor, and commentary. My writing is influenced by growing-up years as a Tennessee farm boy and, while unimaginable in my youth, the path my life has taken in the decades since. I live in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona.
My new book is Meanderings and Mullings, published in October 2017. This book and my tragicomic life story, Cold Turkey at Nine: The Memoir of a Problem Child, are available through your favorite local retail bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other leading booksellers in paperback, hardcover, and e-book formats. I hope you will get a copy of one or both of these books and tell your family and friends about them!
My academic career was at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ohio State University, and the University of Georgia. A little more detail may be viewed here. I retired from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as professor emeritus and former department head.