About Me

I have lived an interesting life and have had many unique and remarkable experiences. My dad was military, and before I was nine, I had lived in California, Arkansas, North Carolina, Texas, and Tokyo, Japan. We settled in the Texas Hill Country. After dropping out of university, I packed my car and started driving west, and I eventually ended up staying in Idaho. In the years since, I have lived in Utah, New York (City), New Mexico, and Montana.

I’ve worked at coffeehouses and bookstores, on an excursion train, on maintaining a packaging machine for a potato processing plants graveyard shift, as the marketing manager for an art gallery, as a staff writer and columnist for a newspaper, a contributing writer for a magazine, I helped to open a Barnes & Noble on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and managed health food stores, before opening my own bookstore. I’ve been roommates with They Both Die at the End author Adam Silvera; on multiple occasions, George R. R. Martin made me drinks behind the bar of his theatre in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I’ve even had to ask renowned singer Lee Greenwood to not play the piano at one in the morning in the lobby, while living in the famous Murray Hotel in Livingston, Montana.

I opened a bookstore in the Texas Hill Country and after a few years, the building had sold, and my lease expired so I closed the store and developed, and have operated this website, communiteabooks.com.

Aside from working as a contributing writer for Idaho Falls Magazine and a staff writer and columnist for the Hill Country Weekly, I published a novel and a collection of short stories, and have, over the years, written and published stories, essays, and articles freelance for a variety of journals, newspapers, and websites.

Growing up, my mom was a working photographer, and through her I developed an interest and passion for photography. My passion for photography would remain a hobby until recently when I started taking it more seriously, and making my prints available for sale. 

I appreciate you all visiting my site, it is far more than must a bookstore, and there is something for everyone. Thank you!