I am a post-academic California transplant to New York City, with roots that go way back in the Lower East Side. A while back I completed a Ph.D. in Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. (What’s Rhetoric? Check out the department web site.) These days I’m trying my hand at genre fiction and occasionally doing some other publishing. I’ve completed the draft of a novel, with Joanne Rendell, The Trouble with Cassandra Gallaway, which we’re in the process of revising. Next up for me will be a neo-noir and maybe a comic book.