I’m a writer of fantasy, mainstream fiction, creative nonfiction and criticism. I am proud to be represented by the John Jarrold Literary Agency, and to be published by Gollancz in the U.K. and Del Rey Books in the United States.
I have (trumpets please) a new epic fantasy trilogy underway, and hope to be able to share more information with you very soon.
I also work in the international conservation and development fields, with an emphasis on the tropics. Currently I'm a consultant with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) based in lovely Bogor, Indonesia, where I've spent most of the last two years.
My mainstream/literary novel Conquistadors was a finalist for the 2002 AWP/Thomas Dunne Novel Award. The book follows the loves, obsessions and transformations in four people caught up in the Dirty War of late-1970s Argentina, a country where I’ve traveled and conducted research since 1992. The book is unpublished, although an excerpt appeared in the 40th anniversary (2005) edition of the journal Puerto del Sol. You can learn more about the novel here.
My short stories have appeared in the anthologies Fearsome Journeys (ed. Jonathan Strahan) and Unfettered (ed. Shawn Speakman) among other places. "Uncrossed River," my memoir of some chance encounters with the late actor River Phoenix, won the 2005 New Millennium Writings Award for nonfiction (in a tie with one other writer) and was published in New Millennium Writings and later on the journal’s website. "Palpable," another Argentina story, was a finalist for the Glimmer Train Short Story Award, Winter 2003.