I am a novelist and poet married to the novelist Sandra Rector. We love reading, finding new restaurants, and travel. We celebrate each victory, no matter how small, and never work on Saturdays. In the evenings, I read novels to Sandy. We have slowly made our way through Middlemarch, Anna Karenina, Jane Eyre and many others. Our favorite writers include Colette, Trollope, and Willa Cather.