I’ve been very fortunate to see my stories appear in many issues of the Fiction River anthology series. Fiction River: Editor Saves, however, marks the first issue to include two of my stories. “City of Sin Strangler” is a suspenseful, crime story set in “Lynn, Lynn, the City of Sin,” while “Makonde: Tree of Life” is a fantasy that splits […]
Derringer Award presentation
This was the thrill of a lifetime, a dream come true. I received the Derringer Best Long Story award for my story “Death in the Serengeti.” The Derringers are awarded by the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and were presented at the World Mystery Convention (Bouchercon) in St. Petersburg, Florida. I’m having technical problems uploading the […]
My first writing hero has passed
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, […]
For writers: getting out of your comfort zone
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
A wonderful day at Lynn English High School
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 releases Offside for e-books
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 […]
Body Check featured in Georgetown Record
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 now available in ebook formats
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 […]
Interview in the Georgetown Record
Joshua Boyd interviewed me about Cracking the Ice in The Georgetown Record. It’s a substantial one, over a full half page.
What a great day!
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.