I write weird things, often genre. I am a member of SFWA (the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) and the HWA (the Horror Writer’s Association).
I am also an English Professor at California State University, Fullerton, where I teach creative writing, popular genre literartures (Fantasy, SF, Horror), and Romanticism (an era of revolution and poetry in early 19th-century Britain). My scholarship centers on the history of the fantastic, especially its criticism, from the 18th century to today, with special attention to the genre’s relationship to the sublime.
My creative and scholarly work has been published in magazines, journals, anthologies, and collections. I have been nominated for a Mythopoeic Award for scholarship on the fantastic. I am the author and editor of scholarly books and a co-written novella. I build websites on the fantastic, including one on Philip K. Dick’s last ten years in Orange County, California, another on the literary influence of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and the newest for the Zines to the Future! Project and Exhibit.
I have lived and worked up and down the West Coast of the US, born in San Francisco, and identify with the weirdness inherent in this place, the Left Coast, my home… welcome to the West Coast Weird.