I’m a recent grad of the Creative Writing Program at UC Davis where I spent most of my time working on my novel, The Tenth Ward, which incorporates the genres of the Victorian sensation novel and the naturalist novel to tell the story of young boy searching for his missing mother throughout New York City’s Lower East Side in 1895. Along the way he becomes involved with factory workers, union organizers, opium addicts, reformers, and a particularly flamboyant Yiddish theater impresario. It’s a bit like the bastard child of Wilkie Collins and Theodore Dreiser (or maybe Sarah Waters and Michael Chabon for those of you who shy away from Victorian doorstoppers).
I also taught creative writing at UCD, which was a hell of a lot of fun. I’m currently living in Davis, writing, reading, and blogging. But I’ll be back in New York City by Labor Day. New York, this is your last chance!