Read the book that bill reynolds of the providence journal calls "...a very readable mystery that's set in connecticut and cuts through the generations..." - MURDER IN THE VALLEY
I'm thrilled to announce the release of my new short story collection, THE STATION and Other Tales on July 31.
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Back in the mid-seventies, I tried my hand at writing stories. Yes, I'm that old. What? I don't look it? I know, right? Anyway, I started a few, but never finished any of them. One that I always thought had a ton of potential, though, was called "Dark Glasses". I found a few pages of it a couple of years ago and started working on it. It would become the lead story in my short story collection, DARK GLASSES and Other Tales. Another story from that book, "Cornflower Road", began its life in 1980, when I was working on Block Island (RI) and had what I will just call "an experience". I began writing a story called "The Island Phantom". I would later submit that story to some writing school, who immediately told me I was a truly amazing writer who, for a mere $3000 (in 1980 dollars!), could hone my skills by "attending" their through-the-mail school. Having more brains than money, I declined. A few months ago, I came across an undated, unfinished version of "The Island Phantom" and read it. I was pleasantly surprised and decided to finish it. Or maybe IT decided I should finish it, I really don't know. But, either way, that's what I did. While I was working on that story, other ideas began to form and, before I knew it, I had finished "Dark Glasses" and "The Island Phantom" (now titled "Cornflower Road") and written a few new stories as well. Having all these stories made me think about putting them into a book, so I did some online research and decided it was time to put my writing "out there" for the world to see. And that's where I stand today. To date, I have released six books; the aforementioned short story collection, Dark Glasses and Other Tales, a second collection, The Cabin in the Woods and Other Tales, as well as four novels, The River, Iris, Murder in the Valley, and 187 Music Row. I'm currently working on a new Crime novel featuring fan-favorite Detective Dan McNulty and set against a baseball backdrop called Superstar and a third collection of shorts; The Station and Other Tales. I've also begun a non-fiction book about alleged hauntings in Rhode Island, called Legends and Lore. My books have made it to every corner of the US, as well as Canada, England, and Australia. It's been a very exciting journey so far and can only get better.