Harlan Ellison, whose short stories inspired me to become a writer, has passed away. He was 84 and had been in poor health, but it still comes as a shock. When I got the news last night, I just sat there, sad beyond belief, for a very, very long time. Ironically, just a day earlier, […]
Play it safe or get out of your comfort zone? Here’s a two-part essay I wrote on the topic, drawing on my own experiences. Part 1 Part 2
Oh… my… God. What a response at Lynn English High! The school adopted my novel Offside for its summer reading and on Friday, September 30, I spoke at two assemblies (one for Freshmen/Sophomores, the other for Juniors/Seniors). Those kids loved the novel and they loved me coming there to speak to them. It took my breath away. The applause […]
Pentucket Publishing has released my latest novel, Offside, in all electronic formats. The paper version will become available in early January. Officially, it’s a Young Adult title because its hero is a teenager and the content is age-appropriate for readers 13 and up. Offside will also span both the Young Adult Sports and Young Adult […]
The Georgetown Record‘s Jessica Sacco interviewed me about Body Check in its May 2 issue. I’m very happy with the result. Read it here.
Hendu’s Story: From Dream To Reality has been released by Pentucket Publishing in all major ebook formats. It’s one of the most personal things I’ve ever written and one I’m so very proud of. How did the kid who was always falling down achieve his dreams of playing college hockey? How did he finish as […]
Joshua Boyd interviewed me about Cracking the Ice in The Georgetown Record. It’s a substantial one, over a full half page.
What a wonderful, wonderful day. The book release party in Boston was a blast! Great food and drink. The readings went well (I think). Lots of people either bought the book or had me autograph books they’d gotten earlier, already read, and in virtually every case said that they’d loved. I’m on cloud nine.
I walked into a FedEx Office store tonight to get a quality scan of my book’s front cover. They guy behind the counter groaned and started to say it was copyrighted material so… But then he flipped to the back inside cover and saw my photo. “Oh,” he said. “It’s your book.” And I was […]
On Friday, I went down to the credit union and one of the women there asked if my book was out yet. I told her it had been delayed until Jan. 15th. Next thing you know, all four employees were asking me for details, cooing about how fascinating it sounded, and then asking if I’d autograph […]