The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth

How does an Investigation Man find a murderer in Hell? That question alone drew me into this novel following Thomas Fool, an information man (i.e. detective) for Hell. And the ride was really quite wonderful. We’re introduced to Fool as he welcomes a delegation of four angels from Heaven, who have come for the regularContinue reading “The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth”

30th Anniversary of the John B. Ervin Scholars Program

This past weekend, we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the John B. Ervin Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis. I can say without a doubt that the constant support and good will of the program (which now employs me), I would not be the man, writer, and educator I am today. It wasContinue reading “30th Anniversary of the John B. Ervin Scholars Program”

New Semester, New Year

Welcome back to the blog. I’ve been quiet for quite a while and there really isn’t much excuse for that. It’s been a little hectic with family life and work but really a great summer. I finished the first draft on a new short story and have begun working on a science fantasy project. I’mContinue reading “New Semester, New Year”

The Year of the Novel

novel1, noun: a long written story usually about imaginary characters and events novel2, adjective: new and different from what has been known before I just celebrated my 26th birthday over the weekend and had a great time. My wife threw me the greatest surprise birthday party with some of my best friends here in St.Continue reading “The Year of the Novel”