top of page



Marina, 37 (MD, Brown; MPH, Yale), is married and has a daughter, Claire, pictured here, and a son, Finn. She is doing her residency in Asheville, North Carolina.

Dylan, 28 (BA, Bates College), is senior deputy editor at, a digital sports media network, which was bought out by Time Warner in 2012.

Dash, 19, is a sophmore at UC Davis, where he's a forward on the Aggies men's soccer team.


Creighton University, 1975, MA, International Relations. Thesis: "Decision-Making Patterns in the Arab Middle East."

University of Virginia, 1971, BA, French Literature. Spent the last two and a half years studying with the renowned short story writer, Peter Taylor, and so came into the world of writing....

I live in San Francisco with my wife, Barbara Roether, a Montessori high school humanities teacher, poet, and author. Among her books, Inside Tibetan Buddhism, written with Robert Thurman.

And then three children, my novels.

I was born in Los Angeles, grew up in New York City, and have lived in various cities around the country, as well as in both France and Morocco.


Served as the historian for an intelligence processing wing at Strategic Air Command, Headquartered in Omaha, from 1971 to 1975. I wrote a Top Secret / Codeword quarterly account of the wing's activities.

Photo interpreters in this wing found Soviet missile cannisters in Cuba in 1962.


Contact me



My father was a publicist, first for the Hearst Corporation (click on the image to the right), then for film producer David O. Selznick. He would go on to become a producer himself, as well as an inventor, painter, and screenwriter.

My mother was a model, a professional photographer, and a professional tennis player. In the last 20 years of her life she lived in British Columbia, in a spiritual retreat oriented to the teachings of Bulgarian mystic, Omraan Mikhael Aivanhov.

bottom of page