I am a historian of science who has long been fascinated by the way creatures move through the air. In addition to academic writing, I have published short stories, non-fiction pieces in flying magazines, a novella (a coming-of-age story about a vegetarian buzzard) and a novel (love, death, chemistry, and flying in the Australian outback between the two world wars). I live with my wife, fly powered planes and gliders, and write in Berea, Kentucky.
Thanks to my wife, Libby Falk Jones, for use of her photographs of me in the air and on the ground.
B.S. Chemistry, Amherst College, Massachusetts
M.S. Nuclear Chemistry, Stony Brook University, New York
Ph.D. History and Philosophy of Science,
University of Chicago, Illinois
MFA Creative Writing, Bluegrass Writers Studio, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY