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A native Ohioan (Westerville High School, 1975 -- growl, Cats!), I have worked as a peripatetic librarian, editor, college teacher, and academic administrator. Among my stops were Idaho State University, Montana State University, University of Miami (FL), University at Albany (SUNY), and the Evergreen State College in Washington. Having authored some 60 academic articles, four learned monographs, 300-some reviews, and served as editor of five professional journals, I gradually developed a desire to write something that was actually fun... and which might be read by somebody other than academic eggheads.

Back in the late 1980's, I wrote some poems and short stories that appeared in various small literary arts journals (does anybody remember
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Gregg has placed two recent publications. One, a short story entitled "Coitus Interruptus," appeared in the September issue of Infective INK:

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Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-1867) could be a cad, a blowhard, and a self-serving career builder. Twice, he abandoned his first wife when she was pregnant, and he never saw his only surviving son. He was a hard drinker whose alcoholic proclivities de
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I hadn't realized that "Reservation Blues" was Alexie's first novel until after I'd read the book. It takes a certain irreverent fortitude to bring back the ghost of the blues guitarist, Robert Johnson, and deposit him on a remote Indian reservation ...more
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