An accomplished journalist and author, he is best known for his novel, The Devil's Tickets. His other works include Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn and WILT, 1962.
Before writing novels, he worked as a sportswriter for The Washington Post.
He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley as a history major.
He married and had three children with his wife, Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz.
He admired Wilt Chamberlain and wrote a book about him.