Author of Fiction and Nonfiction
My writing career has been every bit as diverse as my career in general. I have had articles published in The Grantsmanship News and The Brain/Mind Bulletin. I wrote an article on female comic superheroes and their creators for Comics Magazine. In the early 1970s, I ghost wrote a coffee table book for Country Beautiful Press called Great Gardens of America, which led to a series of articles on edible wild plants. I have done freelance writing and editing.
In 1980, my book Dreams Beyond Dreaming was published, reprinted in 1989. This book was the beginning of a long career in writing for dream-related publications including both the Dream Network Bulletin and its offspring Dream Network; The Lucidity Letter and The Lucid Dream Exchange; and the E-Zine, Electric Dreams. I have written about all aspects of dream work, but particularly about my own research in mutual and group dreaming. For a more in-depth look at a dream-related bibliography, go to my Member Page on the International Association for the Study of Dreams web site.
However, in 1993 I realized two things: I wanted to do creative work full time, and I wanted to try my hand at fiction.
Never having written fiction, aside from the occasional short story, I determined to find the best teacher I could. Almost simultaneously with this decision, I learned that Oprah Book Club Selection winner, Sheri Reynolds, author of The Rapture of Canan, would begin teaching locally the next semester. After a year of Sheri's Advanced Fiction Workshop, I felt a lot more competent.
None of my fiction has been published yet, but the first chapter of the first Dream Scouts Adventure Book, Under the Crystal Tree, can be downloaded from the Dream Scouts section of this site.