I work from my home office in Winthrop, a small town in lakes region of central Maine. I studied art at University of Maine at Orono and Goddard College Plainfield Vermont. My art studies were in art history, painting, and photography. For over 25 years I have been involved with computers, software, managing data, databases and doing graphic design.
For 6 years, I was co-publisher of Wolf Moon Journal, A Maine Journal of Art and Opinion. I did the graphic design and My Wife Laurie did the editing for the Monthly journal. In 2016 Laurie we launched Hinterlands Press as the imprint for Laurie’s books.
I initially used Scribus and Gimp for page layout and graphic design work. I have used InDesign. Currently I use Affinity Publisher, and Gimp for most of my book design and page layout work. My OS of choice is Linux but unfortunately InDesign and Affinity Publisher do not have Linux versions so I am stuck in Windows land much of the time.
Starting in 2021 I began offering self-publishing assistance and page design to others who want to self-publish using Amazon or Ingram Spark.