I started writing seriously in 2008. My published short stories range from a tale about the best beer I’ve ever had, to a middle-aged lawyer running off to Italy and jeopardizing the lives and careers of his young associate, to midnight dumpers, to murderers for hire. My short stories have been published in The Montreal Review, Hobo Pancakes, Kaleidoscope, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Ragnarok, and Harrisburg Magazine. I have received the following recognition for my short stories: ScreenCraft Short Story Contest for Excellence and Cinematic Potential (Semi-Finalist, 2017; Quarter-Finalist, 2017 and 2016); and Valhalla Press Legal Professionals Writing Contest (Honorable Mention, 2013). I have completed five novels. My favored genre is environmental legal thrillers. Headline Books will publish my first published novel in March 2019, called DRINK TO EVERY BEAST. It is a legal thriller about midnight dumping (there is murder and a love story, too). I am a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Vermont Law School. After a stint at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, I have worked in a private law practice for most of my legal career. I grew up in Philadelphia, have two grown daughters, and live with my wife in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which provides the setting for many of my stories.
Type of Writing
fiction, speculative fiction, mystery, suspense, thriller