The founding editor and writer of EWP holds a Ph.D. in English. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah, where he taught advanced fiction-writing workshops and literature.

He has also taught in the writing programs at the University of California, Davis, and UC Santa Barbara, and currently leads a workshop at the annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference.

His published books include critical biography, historical criticism, and historical fiction. His historical novel was hailed as "a masterpiece” by Anthony Burgess, and another book was runnerup in the 1997 competition for Best Book in Shakespearean Studies sponsored by the University of Delaware Press. He has also published short fiction and numerous articles both academic and non-academic.