The Guy

Thank you for visiting my web site. I have organized the site to share information about my new novel, Fair-Skinned Brunette With the Porcelain Shine (Wisdom House Books 2021), and the news about my songwriting and photography. The site also links to current and archived publications.

In the novel, the story’s hero, Lassiter James, or Lassie, to his friends, enjoys writing song lyrics. Drawing on those lyrics, Don Dixon joined the project to co-write 12 original songs and produce the album. You can find album, Lassie James Songbook Vol I on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music and other streaming services. In June 2019, Don and I did a show at Imbibe in Chapel Hill, with me reading from the book and Don singing a few of Lassie’s songs. When the world frees us up to re-connect, we hope to do more of these shows.

I have been taking pictures all of my life. Laura Compton deserves credit for nudging me to create the online galleries at this web site, and I’m grateful to Press & Grind in Atlanta and Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill for showing my work. My next show at Crook’s will be March 2021..

You can find me in Atlanta, where I work, or in Concord, NC, the town where my late wife, Betsy, grew up. Our rescue dogs, Isadora and Winston, run the house, and rhododendron, irises, susanqua, jasmine, peonies, roses, photinia, wisteria and a bitternut hickory  color the seasons.

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