Biography

Author of novels Bridge of Time (2012), The Haunting of Charles Dickens (2010), winner of the Northern California Book Award, an Edgar Award nominee, and a Judy Lopez memorial Honor book, Steinbeck's Ghost (2008) which was a Smithsonian Notable Book, the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Children's Book of the Year, and the winner of the Beatty Award from the California Library Association, and Fliegelman's Desire (1990); stories, After the Gold Rush (2006); and nonfiction, Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom (2014) and The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop (2006). Published in Harper's, Paris Review, Gentleman's Quarterly, The New York Times Book Review, Black Warrior Review, ZYZZYVA, and Best American Poetry 1995.

Education
MFA in Fiction, Warren Wilson College.
Publications

Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom (2014)

Bridge of Time (2012)

Steinbeck's Ghost (2008)

After the Gold Rush (2006)

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop (2006)

Fliegelman's Desire (1990)

Awards & Distinctions

Smithsonian Notable Book

Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Children's Book of the Year

Beatty Award from the California Library Association

Northern California Book Award

Edgar Award nominee

Judy Lopez memorial Honor book