I write in the naturalist/realist tradition and claim Anne Tyler, Ethan Canin and Philip Roth as inspiration. If you like their work, odds are you'll like mine.
My newest title is the story collection Forgive Me, Father, published by Cold River Press in December 2014. It includes ten stories that have appeared in various journals and magazines, plus two new ones written just for the book. Links to it and to my previous publications are part of this site.
I'm also author of the novel What You Wish For, a 2012 family saga dealing with the issue of assisted dying. Still, it's not all grim. There are laughs as well, along with courtroom drama, quirky characters and three non-traditional love stories.
My other work is all over the map, from the rural and wholesome novel Belonging (2006), to the urban and kinky Gomez (2005). Sorry, there are no rules. I write only what compels me, though I hope it compels readers too.
In winning a 2011 national award, my story "Liar's Dice," a version of which is posted here in full, drew an accolade that I'd like to think applies to everything I write:
“...does a great job of creating an atmosphere without getting bogged down in long descriptions. The world and its tensions are quickly and easily established, and the plot twists and turns kept me involved to the bitter end.”
Adam Wilson - NYU Creative Writing Program