He was born and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and graduated from Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1982, where he majored in Political Science.
A convert to the Catholic Church, his interest in the Vatican and its affairs dates dates back to the dual papal elections of 1978, and he has been a keen observer of the relationship between religion and politics, as well as the role Catholicism plays in the modern world. THE COLLABORATOR is an outgrowth from his analysis of the current situation. Although the story itself is pure speculation with no relationship to actual events, readers will find his story both timely and provocative.
In addition to his fiction writing, he began the blog It's About TV! in 2011, and has come to be recognized as an expert in the relationship between classic television and the evolution of American culture. In addition to his blog, his essays have appeared on several websites, including the widely-read TVParty!, and he has been a guest on web interview programs to discuss the Golden Age of Television.
He is also the Managing Editor and occasional commentator at the blog In Other Words, which he founded in 2004. There, he serves as the site's "cultural archaeologist," discussing religion, politics, literature, movies, and other wide-ranging topics.
He currently lives with his wife in suburban Dallas, Texas. His second novel, THE CAR, is scheduled for publication by Throckmorton Press in the summer of 2016.