I am a 5th-generation Texan (Texas A&M, class of ’89) and have lived and traveled across North America and Europe (including having lived and written in France five years). My work has been published by Texas A&M University Press, University of Texas Press and the Houston Chronicle. I currently split my time between the Washington, DC area and Louisiana.
I am currently working on a sequel to “A Moveable Marfa.” It is entitled “The Sommieres Sun” and slated to be published in spring 2020.
My inspirations include the work of–
- Jesus (But not the lily-white, blue-eyed” version who has been at times used to support hate. I prefer a radical Middle Eastern dude who taught us to really love one another.)
- Frank Lloyd Wright (architect),
- Edward Hopper (20th Century American painter),
- Albert Camus (French author, master at describing the human condition),
- Juan Gris (Spanish cubist),
- Dorothy Parker (American poet, writer and critic)
- Josh Agle (American artist better known as “Shag.”)
- Maxine Johnston (Courageous Texas conservationist extraordinaire)
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (French author, war and aviation),
- Sigurd F. Olson (nature writer),
- the “Lost Generation” writers (Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Dos Passos)
- all things Tiki,
- some goofy college professors who somehow convinced me that things don’t have to be “this screwed up,”
- John D. MacDonald (about the best damn mystery writer ever!) and
- my family.