Cirriculum Vitae

I am a private literary consultant and artistic mentor specializing in fiction and creative non-fiction. I’m an Englishman, with, of course, one of those peculiar accents. I currently teach in a safe, intimate location in south Minneapolis, with easy parking. My clients are at all levels of literary development and genre, and my fee structure is flexible and negotiable.


In addition to twelve years of coaching writers one-on-one I’ve taught at all age levels with The University of Minnesota, COMPAS writers-in-the-schools, The Loft and various other colleges and arts oriented organizations and language schools. I’ve taught poetry, fiction, expository writing, drama, literature and mythology. I founded two literary magazines during the 1980s and hold a masters degree in English with an emphasis on writing.


Ian, reading Marx. It was cool in those days.


  • The Wounded & Other Stories About Sons and Fathers, New Rivers Press, 1992.
  • Numerous short stories and articles in anthologies and magazines, the latest of which can be seen in Black Warrior Review and the new anthology from New Rivers Press,
  • The Talking of Hands.


Manuscript critiquing and editing, writing and publishing consultation,
artistic counseling and mentoring, custom organized small classes and,
occasionally, workshops held in the United Kingdom.


Fiction, Creative nonfiction.


I’m a distance runner in the Clydesdale division, whose most recent foreign marathon completion was Paris 2001; and I continue, inexplicably, to remain a fanatical fan of the ‘unfashionable’ Southend United. I ‘do’ the Twin Cities Marathon every year.

References supplied upon request.