Introducing myself

I began writing short fiction in September 2018 and by September 2019 had published, or had accepted for publication, a total of forty-one 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—three stories that feature ghosts and one whose protagonist is a succubus.

My fiction is forthcoming in THE BROADKILL REVIEW, XAVIER REVIEW, THE MAIN STREET RAG, WILD VIOLET, NORTHWEST INDIANA LITERARY JOURNAL, DOWN AND OUTHOOSIER NOIR, HEART OF FLESH, COFFIN BELL, BETWEEN THESE SHORES (twice), YELLOW MAMA (twice), FLASH FICTION MAGAZINE, and FRONTIER TALES, and recently appeared in A NEW ULSTER, THE GALWAY REVIEW (twice: tinyurl.com/y6nxt9nv and tinyurl.com/y4vdsqhe), GREEN HILLS LITERARY LANTERN (tinyurl.com/y2lfxysm), THE AIRGONAUT (tinyurl.com/y67mzfmv), PUNK NOIR (twice: tinyurl.com/y5o2x5fz and tinyurl.com/uwyz7jb), BRISTOL NOIR (tinyurl.com/uzuzo6o), CLOSE TO THE BONE (tinyurl.com/y38ac6jv), HORLA (tinyurl.com/y3k6eewx), YELLOW MAMA (tinyurl.com/y5yzozel), PULP MODERN, DARK DOSSIER (four times), THE HELIX, SARASVATI, SAGE CIGARETTES (tinyurl.com/yyotrtsb), ECLECTICA (tinyurl.com/y73wnmgq), EROTIC REVIEW (twice: tinyurl.com/y8nkc73z and tinyurl.com/y36zcvut), 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.