About Stanley


Almost two dozen magazines have published my short stories and I am a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, Carteret Writers, Pamlico Writers, and a local critique group. Also, I have conducted interviews with editors from around the world for an online journal.

I grew up on a dairy farm in Spotsylvania, VA and ended up living across the Rappahannock River in Stafford, VA. From there, I commuted by train to the PentagonĀ for years to work on defense budgets until escaping the long commute and DC politics. My wife and I moved to New Bern, NC. A place we had never been to before.

I have been writing for most of my life. Between family, work, and college night courses, I became an expert at writing unpublishable books. However, I messed up and completed three publishable novels. One has a lonely, unemployed chemist with too much time on his hands and decides to build a companion. The other follows a set of lives characterized by the commuter train they ride on every day. A third is about a teenager who inherits a special rocket formula and meets the high school janitor who has a Redstone rocket in his silo.

I am currently searching for representation and may soon rely on my inexperience at self publishing.

When I am not writing, I volunteer at several non-profits writing grants or helping in other ways.