("In Nicaragua even the schoolchildren know the story of W...)
"In Nicaragua even the schoolchildren know the story of William Walker, the gringo who came to save Central America from itself. Some politicians steal elections, but Walker stole an entire nation. It happened more than a century ago, but this documentary novel makes it seem almost as fresh as the latest headline from Central America." -- USA Today
Bachelor, Birmingham Southern College, 1966. Master of Arts, Syracuse University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1973.
Instructor English George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1968-1969. Assistant professor English University of the American mathematical society, Puebla, Mexico, 1970-1972. Professor English University Arizona, Tucson, since 1973.
Faculty member Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury, Vermont, 1982-1984. Staff member Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, Middlebury, since 1979.
Served with United States Air Force, 1961-1965. Member Authors Guild.
Married Sharon Leigh Baker, July 24, 1959 (divorced 1968). Children: Rebecca, Jonathan. Married Patricia Gail Roth, September 26, 1970.
1 child, Gregory.