Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

My writing reflects a life spent in far flung reaches.  I was born in England, and grew up in Madagascar, Zambia, Paris and finally New York City (my father was a UN diplomat, and my mother the foremost authority on the lemurs of Madagascar). Since then, I’ve lived in Brooklyn, San Francisco, Alabama, Las Vegas, Medford Oregon, Los Angeles, and now Houston, Texas.  I’ve spent three decades in this country, observing the varied life of America with the droll view of  an outsider destined to wander the countryside. By all rights, I should be another assimilated Yankee... but my British accent and outsider viewpoint offset my American citizenship. I have always felt a certain alienation - which I embrace. My writing focuses on strong, smart people who are usually their own worst enemy, or at least the worst enemy of those nearest to them.