About Me

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(Old photo, from a conference session; newer photo with my book at my alma mater)

Writing tutor; sometime writer; compulsory worldbuilder; avid reader; sometime teacher (college/university level); parent; aikidoka (3rd kyu, ASU); sometime medievalist; specialist in children’s, YA, and shape-shifting literature; PhD (Literature); gamer (tabletop RPGs); Eagle Scout (and OA Brotherhood); anglophile, celtophile, norse-ophile; atheist, feminist, and all around “leftist”

Reasonably well traveled, to date: Canada (several times), Ireland (1999 & 2008), England (London only, 2008), China (Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan, Xi’an, 1988)

I am currently a writing center tutor at a community college.  I’ve also been:

a freelance resume and cover letter writer,

a recovery employee at a clothing retailer (seasonal),

a composition instructor (adjunct faculty) at a community college.  Previously, I was an adjunct at a state university and a branch of a branch campus of said university.

an inventory control specialist/tech writer/editor for a NASA contractor,

a receptionist/mailroom clerk for MAC (the ATM people),

a cashier for a state university food court (and sometime barista, fry guy, and whatever else needed doing),

a college science library student supervisor (oversaw other student employees, copied errata, fixed the copier, answered reference questions, and gave directions to the restrooms),

a summer custodian at a middle school,

a public library page (shelved books, cleaned up, and <very quietly and unofficially> answered reference questions), and

a Safety Town instructor.

To date, I have a handful of academic book reviews, two scholarly articles, a scholarly book chapter, and a short story to my name as published material, with a scholarly book.  Then there’s a ton of papers written for classes and a couple academic conference presentations (Science Fiction Research Association conferences and the International Medieval Conference in Kalamazoo, MI).

Current Publications


4 comments on “About Me

  1. indytony says:

    Hey, sorry to leave this in your reply box, but…

    Thank you for following my blog – “A Way With Words” @


    I’ve been having some trouble with WordPress. I’m still posting daily. Keep visiting and I hope to have things worked out shortly.

    Thanks again,


  2. lemonlime7421 says:

    Thanks for the follow! and wow! I love your blog! I really love all the tips that you are giving to all your readers! It really helps with my writing 🙂


  3. Scott Levine says:

    Thanks for the follow. I’m looking forward to checking out your site.


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