Student, University Illinois, Chicago, 1960. Bachelor in English, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1963. Master of Fine Arts in English, University Iowa, 1968.
Assistant Professor of English,, Windham College, Putney, Virginia, 1969-1971;
director public relations, Windham College, Putney, Virginia, 1971-1973;
publications editor, Alyeska Pipeline Svc. Company, Anchorage, 1975;
assistant professor, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1976-1977;
assistant professor, University Texas, El Paso, 1977-1978;
associate professor, U. Pittsburgh, since 1979. Author: I Made it Myself, 1973, (novels) Icepick, 1974, The Last RushNorth, 1976.
Contributing editor Pennsylvania Illustrated, 1979, Pittsburgh magazine, 1984-1985, 88-91, Pennsylvania Traveller, 1988.
Married Patricia Anne Averdick, December 30, 1961. Children: Stephanie Anne, Lisa Caitlin.