I'm a former professor of literature. My scholarship focused on the role of the imagination in the sciences.
Now I write middle-grade fiction.
My most recent novel is Prezzemolina, The Little Parsley Girl. It's based on the classic Italian fairy tale.
I'm working on a new novel, called Persephone. It's an adaptation of the ancient Greek myth, Song of Demeter.
I live with my wife and two daughters in Portland, Oregon, USA.
When I'm not writing, I follow a toddler around the neighborhood.