Given my demanding roles as a computer science professor and father, I try as much as possible to dedicate the time left over for writing to the deep work of actually writing. Accordingly, I’m harder to reach than most authors: I don’t have a general purpose email address and I don’t use any social media.  I also tend to avoid many of the extracurricular activities common to this profession.

(See Neal Stephenson’s essay, “Why I’m a Bad Correspondent”, for some more justifications regarding this minimalist approach.)

Below are the ways you can still reach me, along with some relevant instructions…

Interesting Links

One of the things I love about blogging is that my readers send me links to articles, books, interviews, etc., they think might interest me, given the topics I write about. This is where I find a lot of my best material. Please keep these coming to

Note: I really appreciate these pointers, but due to time constraints, I’m usually not able to respond.

Interview/Media Requests

Requests for radio, print, and podcast interviews, as well quote requests or related media inquiries, can be directed to my publicists using the following address:

Speaking Agent

Wesley Neff
The Leigh Bureau

Literary Agent and Rights Inquiries

Laurie Abkemeier
DeFiore and Company
212-925-7744 x110