Category: Writing

Murder in Ocean Hall – Free on Kindle! Black Friday Special!

Black Friday Special! Why wait in line to buy some giant piece of electronics that you don’t need? Instead, stay at home and download my novel Murder in Ocean Hall for free on the Kindle. Starting at the Smithsonian, the book is a tour of DC that one reviewer called, “A profile of the nation’s capital…




Books, Blogs and Biking: The Year in Writing

While I did all sort of fascinating freelance work in 2012, I couldn’t survive another year like that. Thankfully, 2013 was different as I settled into a job as  Communications Manager for government. This meant regular paychecks, but less time for writing, which is exactly what I needed. Despite this, I still managed to do some…




Guest Blog on Digital Book Today: Reading Novels is Good for You

I have a guest post on Digital Book Today on how reading novels is good for you. Novels teach essential skills, such as concentration, careful reading (not skimming web pages) and the ability to frame and express a story. Novels are more than just entertainment. Immersing yourself in words on a regular basis will improve…




Steve Jobs for Govies

Steve Jobs and government bureaucrats – what could they have in common? A lot, as I write in Steve Jobs for Govies, recently published on GovLoop.




V/H/S: A Horror Flick for the YouTube Generation

In the latest issue of On Tap, I have an article on V/H/S, a new horror anthology that opens this week. In this bloody collection of short films, a group of thieves come across a stack of mysterious videocassettes, each more disturbing than the last. Lots o’ blood, gore, genital removal, sex, nudity, impaling, screaming,…




Interview with Morgan Spurlock, Director of Mansome

What makes a man? I had a chance to interview Morgan Spurlock for On Tap magazine. The director of Super Size Me discusses his new documentary Mansome, which explores male vanity in modern America. From beard contests to the epidemic of manscaping, being a dude has become a lot more complicated.




Matthew Modine: Shut Your Mouth

Matthew Modine is at the heart of the mystery that surrounds The Dark Knight Rises. In this email interview I conducted with him for On Tap, the veteran actor discusses joining the iconic movie franchise, as well as his experiences working with some of film’s greatest directors.


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No Fooling – Don't Mess Up My Block Free on Kindle

It’s no April Fool’s joke. Get my novel Don’t Mess Up My Block for free on the Kindle. This offer is just for April 1 so act quickly. Don’t Mess Up My Block is a parody of self-help books. This funny and cynical tale follows the adventures of Laurent Christ, a man who pursues self-improvement…



Free Kindle Books – All Weekend Long

In honor of my Irish heritage, you can get Kindle versions of both of my books for free all this weekend. Don’t Mess Up My Block is my newest novel. It’s a funny parody of self-help books that examines the American faith in gurus and easy solutions. Murder in Ocean Hall is my first book….




Don't Mess Up My Block Advances to Second Round of ABNA

My new book, Don’t Mess Up My Block, has advanced to the Second Round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA). ABNA brings together talented writers, reviewers, and publishing experts to find and develop new voices in fiction. The 2012 international contest will award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young…