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I grew up on a small dairy farm in Minnesota. Had no idea I'd become a writer one day, but I enjoyed history and English classes in high school–along with lots of outdoor and team sports. Too skinny for football, good at basketball, great glove at third base but couldn't hit a curveball to save my life.

Off to college at Saint Cloud State University (Minnesota), and then the University in Minneapolis, as an "undeclared major," but eventually decided upon English. I graduated with my B.A. in English in 1972 at the height of the Vietnam period, which was a difficult time for everybody. To clear my head and figure out what to do about the draft, I went to California for work and school. The war ended, thankfully, and I landed in the Stanford W...more


Have I mentioned that rejection is part of the writing life? That it never goes away, no matter how much success you've had? Of course I have. But these days I'm feeling it big time myself. I've landed in that literary niche of "great reviews but doesn't sell books." That latter part is relative of course; "doesn't sell books like Stephanie Meyer or Gary Paulsen," I would add.
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“Sometimes I feel as if there's an explanation to my life that continues to escape me; that I've missed something noble, something sublime; that in some way I have cheated myself...life is so strange, so harsh.”
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