Author of The Flowers of Reminiscence and five other novels, whose short stories earned him international acclaim. His award-winning short stories are used to teach English throughout India and have appeared on Huffington Post, CBC Radio, and numerous newspapers in North America.
Before he was a published author, he worked construction, soldiered, was a park ranger, and lived in the hills of Pennsylvania. As a kid, he carried water to houses lacking plumbing, and played guitar.
He is the creator of the reality series Hard Times Cooking.
He was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Pennsylvania.
He's been a best-selling author writing fan fiction with Son of Trout, a series that continues where Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions left off.