My writing examines the complex and often tenuous relationship that humans have with other beings that share the oceans, mountains, deserts and forests of Earth. My books, nonfiction essays, screenplays and short stories reflect the human-animal connection that is interwoven into the fabric of our daily lives. I am a lifelong student of ethology, a branch of behavioral science that seeks to understand the emotional and social lives of animals. In fiction, I like flawed, but likeable human characters who are plucked from their ordinary lives and thrown into extraordinary and oftentimes dangerous circumstances.
Warriors of Gaia
As the planet is plunged into the Sixth Great Extinction Jake Spinner, Emily Rosen and their team race against the clock as they travel to the far reaches of Earth to protect critically endangered species – at any cost.
Dance With Me In the Kitchen
A story about two generations, one old man near the end of his life, and one young man, still searching for his place in the world, who form an unlikely friendship to realize their dreams.
The epic adventure of Cooper Ridley, a man running from his past, who starts out on kayak trip and winds up at the other end of the galaxy fighting for his life. He becomes the reluctant representative from Earth, and with the help of a malcontent group of extraterrestrials, must figure out a way to prevent an imminent alien apocalypse on a direct course toward his home world.