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Born and raised in central Maine, I struggled in school and was eventually diagnosed with dyslexia. This probably explains why I became a teacher. I was fortunate to be able to attend Salisbury School during high school. I graduated from SUNY Fredonia, where I took nearly every English class offered, played hockey, served as sports editor of the college paper, and spent evenings stringing for the Dunkirk Observer.


Following a stint as a newspaper reporter in upstate New York, I attended the University of Texas at El Paso MFA program and studied under Rick DeMarinis.


For the past 20+ years, I have lived and worked at independent schools, including 16 years at boarding schools -- Pomfret School and Northfield Mount Hermon, where my wife and I spent 15 years as dorm parents. Currently, I'm the director of the upper school at Detroit Country Day School and live in Orchard Lake Village, a suburb outside of Detroit.

I write a regular post for the Type M for Murder blogspot, get up very early most mornings to write, and most importantly am the proud father of three daughters.

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