Introducing myself

I began writing short fiction in September 2018 and by September 2019 had published, or had accepted for publication, exactly thirty 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 inTHE BROADKILL REVIEW, XAVIER REVIEW, THE MAIN STREET RAG, WILD VIOLET, COFFIN BELL, BETWEEN THESE SHORES (twice), PULP MODERN, YELLOW MAMA (twice), FLASH FICTION MAGAZINE, FRONTIER TALES, and CHILDREN, CHURCHES AND DADDIES, and recently appeared in PUNK NOIR (tinyurl.com/y5o2x5fz), THE GALWAY REVIEW (tinyurl.com/y6nxt9nv), GREEN HILLS LITERARY LANTERN (tinyurl.com/y2lfxysm), THE AIRGONAUT (tinyurl.com/y67mzfmv), CLOSE TO THE BONE (tinyurl.com/y38ac6jv), HORLA (tinyurl.com/y3k6eewx), YELLOW MAMA (tinyurl.com/y5zt5loj), DARK DOSSIER (three times), THE HELIX, SARASVATI, ECLECTICA (tinyurl.com/y73wnmgq), EROTIC REVIEW (twice: tinyurl.com/y8nkc73z and tinyurl.com/y36zcvut), CLITERATURE (tinyurl.com/y5m8arzn), and DOWN IN THE DIRT.

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.