In July 2005 REMAINS, my tenth novel, was released by BenBella Publishing. I have also published over 50 short stories, a score or more of reviews and essays. I graduated from Clarion SF Workshop in 1988, after being taught by writers like Tim Powers, Samuel R. Delany, Kate Wilhelm, and Damon Knight. I am a lifelong resident of St. Louis and am currently at work on an alternate history set here. I have experience speaking with students about science fiction and the "writing life" as well as addressing writing groups, readers club, and general audiences on the field and how I see it as an important tool in dealing with an uncertain future. My fee is negotiable, depending on travel and time.