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I've been writing steadily since college - novels, stories, plays, poetry, and teleplays (including several programs for PBS, HBO, and local TV). I also construct crossword puzzles for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and other publications.

My first novel, THE VERY BAD THING, was published by Viking Penguin, sold modestly, earned some good reviews. Since then I've had several fine agencies representing new work, but ultimately (spring 2009) I chose to self publish three novels I've written over the last several years.

CALLING OUT YOUR NAME is an adventure story for young adults, set largely in the Deep South in the recent past: a rural Georgia teenager sets off on an improbable journey to find his developmentally disabled younger broth
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Ned White For STRING THEORIES, there is no simple answer. I wrote this at a time in my life when certain effects converged: I was deeply immersed in quantum…moreFor STRING THEORIES, there is no simple answer. I wrote this at a time in my life when certain effects converged: I was deeply immersed in quantum theory and its close relative, string theory; I had come to know people quite well who were fully absorbed in a variety of "new age" thought and practices, as well as adopting Taoist and Buddhist philosophies; and lastly, I was living in northern New Mexico, where science, faith and inspirations of all kinds start to conflate in fascinating ways. The book is predominantly a love story - a young woman on the Buddhist path, a young brilliant physicist afflicted with amnesia - but it's otherwise a mystery and adventure involving a wide range of forces ( some in the metaphysical realm) and eccentric characters. Some will say, "the book wrote itself." This is not true with STRING THEORIES. It took an immense amount of planning and design, a careful roadmap to its finale, and plenty of research into both physics and Taoism.
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Calling Out Your Name

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The Very Bad Thing

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