A lot of people ask about Cypher. But really, I was born into a big family of Cyphers–and however 007 the name might sound, none of us is a spy. (I think.)

Actually I am a writer and book editor who finished writing a novel and then immediately wrote another one. I used to be an assistant editor for the Carnegie Mellon University Press in Pittsburgh, but one my funner expeditions among quirky writers was to Trinity College in Dublin on for the University of Iowa’s Irish Writers Program. Now, besides editing manuscripts, I am a volunteer workshop facilitator and mentor, and my book reviews appear regularly in The Oregonian.