I was a reporter and editor for more than 20 years at several Texas newspapers, most recently the Austin American-Statesman. I left journalism in June 2014 to do something a little crazy: spend two years trying to finish a novel set on the Texas-Mexico border. I live in Austin, but I’ll be writing from different places (why not travel when you’ve quit your day job?). First stop: the mountains of southwest Colorado, where friends have graciously allowed me to squat in their little cabin at the end of the road. Summer 2015 destination: The central mountains of Mexico, in the colonial city of Guanajuato where two of my characters begin their journeys.
My goal: to get a novel published before I run out of money for this little adventure.