Since I began writing short fiction in 2018, I’ve published, or had accepted for publication, about seventy-five 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 forthcoming in EVENING STREET REVIEW, THE RIVER, and INLANDIA, and has appeared in the noir anthology NOW, THERE WAS A STORY! (Uncle B. Publications), A THIN SLICE OF ANXIETY (tinyurl.com/fy9wer4h), XAVIER REVIEW, THE MAIN STREET RAG, DOWN AND OUT, ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, THE HONEST ULSTERMAN (tinyurl.com/4d65pz6h), 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), THE TEMPLEMAN REVIEW (tinyurl.com/rnp4yp3v), 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, tinyurl.com/8d26d6eu), HOOSIER NOIR (four 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, tinyurl.com/ycprl7v9), 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, tinyurl.com/1pztkc0n), TWO SISTERS (tinyurl.com/feh7vr7p), CLITERATURE (tinyurl.com/y5m8arzn), HORROR SLEAZE TRASH (tinyurl.com/qno5ucu), DOWN IN THE DIRT, LALITAMBA, 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-three 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.