I'm an award-winning writer, photographer and web person from Washington, DC.
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Murder in Ocean Hall
Don’t Mess Up My Block
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Tag Archives: fiction
My favorite books are short ones. The Great Gatsby is a slim 180 pages. That’s all it takes for Fitzgerald to recreate the Roaring 20s and give us the quintessential American striver. Ernest Hemingway is a master of economy, using … Continue reading
Did you get a Kindle for Xmas? Get my book Murder in Ocean Hall for just 99 cents in this holiday offer exclusively for Kindle owners. My novel is a murder-mystery set in Washington, DC. Inspired by my experience in … Continue reading
This is a preview of my next novel, Don’t Mess Up My Block. It’s a parody of self-help books like Who Moved My Cheese. Look for it after the holidays!
My short story, The Really Real World, has been published in Thematic Literary Magazine. It was in the “smitten” issue and is a darkly comic look at how the quest for fame ruins a budding romance. I wrote it after … Continue reading
Why do the great novels of our age emerge from New York and not DC? Washington is the capital of the country, except when it comes to fiction-writing. I examine these questions in The Washington Literary Inferiority Complex, recently published … Continue reading
My short story, “The Happiest Man in Washington” has been published in eFiction Magazine. You can read it below. If you roll over the pages, you’ll see backward and forward arrows. Click on the page and it will become a … Continue reading
In the age of the e-book, how will readers discover new authors? One possible way might be through journals like Digital Americana, the world’s first literary magazine for tablets. It’s like Esquire or The New Yorker but on an iPad. … Continue reading
Over the past few days, I’ve learned that three different short stories of mine will appear in three different online literary journals. Yea! All of these stories are set in DC, at least in part, and feature the “beyond the … Continue reading
The Great Recession has changed the lives of millions. Jobs have been lost, people have been kicked out of their homes, retirement nest eggs have disappeared. Worse than the economic damage, however, has been the loss of hope in the … Continue reading