I have published many short stories and hundreds of articles. I wrote a Cliffs Notes on Willa Cather’s My Antonia, and in 1989 my short story “Ball of Fire” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. As head of Kubicek & Associates, I published five trade paperback books by various authors, including two I edited – October Dreams: A Harvest of Horror (with Jeff Mason) and The Pelican In The Desert: and Other Stories of the Family Farm. I live in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a dog (a Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mix) and a blue-eyed cat who thinks he owns the place.
My Books and Journalistic Endeavors
In Human Form (2011)
A Friend of the Family (1987, 2013)
The Moaning Rocks and Other Stories (2011)
The Pelican in the Desert and Other Stories of the Family Farm (1988)
October Dreams, A Harvest of Horror (with Jeff Mason, 1989)
Cliffs Notes: Willa Cather’s My Antonia (1997)
Writer/Photographer for the Midwest Food Service News (1993)
Writer/Photographer for Grassroots Nebraska (1999-2001)
Writer/Photographer for the Midlands Business Journal and the Lincoln Business Journal (1994-2002 and 2013-present)
"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." - Ray Bradbury.
"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way." - Juan Ramon Jimenez.
“I disagree with the advice ‘Write about what you know.’ Write about what you need to know, in an effort to understand.” – Donald Windham
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”
The stories in the mini-collections ELEVATOR, PROSPECT STREET, and BALL OF FIRE are published together in THE MOANING ROCKS AND OTHER STORIES.