I'm the author of the novels Forever Changes, How Ya Like Me Now, Dear Catastrophe Waitress, Long Way Back and Donorboy, as well as the memoirs Losing My Faculties and It Takes a Worried Man. All are published by Villard.
I'm also the author of How Ya Like Me Now and Forever Changes, both novels for young adults. Both are published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. (Forever Changes is coming later in 2008)
Before I became a full-time writer, I was a high school English teacher for ten years.
I grew up in Cincinnati, but also lived in Philadelphia, Edinburgh, and Taipei. I now live in Boston with my wife and our blended family: 3 kids and a dog.
Ramones, Husker Du, Minutemen, Prince, New Pornographers, teaching, Belle and Sebastian, Peter Jackson, Stephen King, Shakespeare, Connie Willis, The White Stripes, Wilco, Johnny Cash, religion, School of Rock, The Underground Garage, Public Education, Harry Potter, vegetarian cooking, vegetarian eating, guitar, muppets, All Girl Summer Fun Band, Elvis Presley, George Romero, fudge.