I always wanted to be a father.
I was born in Brooklyn, grew up in central New York, studied art history at Tufts University and spent two years at Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum. Then I met my wife, Judith, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She had just graduated from Boston University and I needed help matting and framing works of art for museum exhibitions. We got married and started the Art Conservation Resource Center in downtown Boston, running that for nine years before funding dried up.
We moved down to Pennsylvania for Judith’s job -- selling engines to Amish and Mennonite farmers. I took care of our two kids, took care of domestic chores and added onto our small stone farmhouse.
Judith thought I should write about our odd life. I was writing odd things when she met me, so I got back to it. After the kids were tucked in or at school, I wrote the novels, THE SALES WOMAN AND THE HOUSEHUSBAND and, THAT BOY’S FACTS OF LIFE, and just finished, SARA'S MONEY'S GONE.