I began writing short fiction in September 2018 and by October 2020 had published, or had accepted for publication, sixty-three stories. Many have appeared in deliberately literary magazines, but I also write genre fiction. I’ve published noirish crime stories, some sci fi/horror, and even—despite considering myself a rationalist—several stories that feature ghosts and one whose protagonist is a succubus.
I have a Pushcart nomination and my fiction is fiction is forthcoming in THE HONEST ULSTERMAN, DOWN AND OUT, COFFIN BELL, LALITAMBA, ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, EROTIC REVIEW, and HOOSIER NOIR, and has appeared in the last two years in XAVIER REVIEW, THE MAIN STREET RAG, THE GALWAY REVIEW (tinyurl.com/y6nxt9nv, tinyurl.com/y4vdsqhe), TWISTED VINE (tinyurl.com/y76m5jqb), MENISCUS (tinyurl.com/yardtt5f), CLEANING UP GLITTER (tinyurl.com/w77eg99), WILD VIOLET (tinyurl.com/yyla6yej), GREEN HILLS LITERARY LANTERN (tinyurl.com/y2lfxysm), RAMBLR (twice), THE BROADKILL REVIEW (tinyurl.com/yysz74jr), MINUTE MAGAZINE (tinyurl.com/uhwu28n), BETWEEN THESE SHORES, HEART OF FLESH (tinyurl.com/th44enr), THE AIRGONAUT (tinyurl.com/y67mzfmv), A NEW ULSTER (twice), PUNK NOIR (tinyurl.com/y5o2x5fz, tinyurl.com/uwyz7jb), BRISTOL NOIR (tinyurl.com/uzuzo6o, tinyurl.com/vrx6uo8), HOOSIER NOIR (three times), CLOSE TO THE BONE (tinyurl.com/y38ac6jv, tinyurl.com/sc9btxl), HORLA (tinyurl.com/y3k6eewx, tinyurl.com/u49noaq, tinyurl.com/y4oztjm4), LITERALLY STORIES (tinyurl.com/y7vf5tsd), COFFIN BELL (tinyurl.com/sx2ze6q), YELLOW MAMA (four stories at tinyurl.com/y5yzozel), NORTHWEST INDIANA LITERARY JOURNAL (tinyurl.com/y2zhr9s3), FRONTIER TALES (tinyurl.com/qsqtom3), FLASH FICTION MAGAZINE (tinyurl.com/vcmpa3f), PULP MODERN, DARK DOSSIER (four times), THE HELIX, SARASVATI (twice), SAGE CIGARETTES (tinyurl.com/yyotrtsb), ECLECTICA (tinyurl.com/y73wnmgq), EROTIC REVIEW (tinyurl.com/y8nkc73z, tinyurl.com/y36zcvut, tinyurl.com/y9w9qfcp), CLITERATURE (tinyurl.com/y5m8arzn), HORROR SLEAZE TRASH (tinyurl.com/qno5ucu), DOWN IN THE DIRT, and CHILDREN, CHURCHES AND DADDIES.
In 2008, my wife and I founded our nonprofit (karimufoundation.org) to bring new schools, clean water, and clinics emphasizing women’s and children’s health to three contiguous Tanzanian villages. On Karimu’s home page that’s my wife of forty-one years, Marianne Kent-Stoll, embracing a Tanzanian friend.
Marianne and I have four adult children.
I work in the Marketing and Admission offices of Idyllwild Arts Academy, a residential arts high school in Southern California, near Palm Springs. I work largely with the Academy’s big—over fifty percent—population of international students, who come to us from about three dozen different countries.