When people ask me about my work, I usually say that I'm a career college anthropology teacher who writes fiction on the side. Evidence of the former consists of a 30 plus year stint at a large community college which served as a feeder school for the University of Kansas. There, I WAS the Anthropology Department, developing and teaching at some point every course in the small but solid curriculum, and overseeing the ever growing adjunct anthropology faculty.
For the last 11 years, I've assumed that adjunct role at Pima College where I've taught cultural anthropology and American Indian Studies classes on three campuses. This spring of 2018 finds me at the Downtown Campus teaching Exploring Non-Western Cultures, a course I enjoy very much.
Evidence of the fiction can be found on the "Books" page. Like most academics, I spent a good part of my career wanting to write a novel. When I finally got to it, one novel became three. I've enjoyed the series, but now I'd like to engage a different venue, although I continue to work on the fourth entry when time permits.
Over the last couple of years, another project has emerged which might be called historical fiction. It consists of stories about actual people who have lived in this country over the past several hundred years. Research into their lives has yielded some information which I have expanded upon to create a picture of how they contributed, in small ways and large, to the building of American culture. Its tentative title : Stories from America's Daughter.