*BLOG Header Photo* Horseneck Beach, Westport, MA. Taken by Yours Truly.
Occupation of Yours Truly: Writer.
Location: Left of Center.
Favorite Books: Fine novels written by fine authors like Leonard (RIP, kind sir), Palahniuk, Koontz, Lamb, Straub, Hamilton. I think my own stuff is pretty good.
Official Introduction: Hi. I’m a writer.
Unofficial Introduction: Hi. I’m a writer. How the hell did that happen? 🙂
I was nineteen when I wrote my first novel, which currently resides someplace in the back of my bedroom closet, behind my tennis shoes.
Slight lag twixt my first novel and my second. First, that five-year, on-and-off stint w/ Chrysler Corp. working on various assembly lines; then, four-plus years of college earning a BFA degree; then, ten years working as a graphic artist; then, four more years of college pursuant of a State of Michigan teaching certificate, followed by seven years of teaching little kids whilst simultaneously earning a Master of Arts in Education–
*pause for deep breath*
–and then, just when everything was looking so hunky-dory, I tumbled off a small wooden chair and effectively ended my teaching career. Little did I know, a new chapter in my life was about to be written. Title? ‘Serious Novelist’. Money earned to date as such? ‘Zero’. But I’m hopeful. Because I’m an optimist. Except when I’m not.
I write literary fiction with elements of suspense. Or contemporary fiction. Gritty fiction with heart: The Lovely Bones meets Choke? Eek. Oh, and I’m not a guy but I do say “you guys” a lot. 🙂
STATUS OF MY NOVELS, presented in chronological order:
GINGERSNAP: Crazy nested story thingie, including a complete novella. Psychological Suspense. 54K words. Did I say crazy? Actually, quite insane. As for status, currently, I have no flipping idea. 🙂
TWINK: Psychological Suspense. 51.5K words. Young man arrested for DUI is locked up overnight with a lunatic, or worse. Or much worse. Status: In the que. Goal is at least 70K words.
MY FRIEND MIKE: Psychological Suspense. 61K words. Young woman, arrested for stabbing her stepfather to death, can’t remember the last ten yrs. of her life. Status: On hold atm.
CHERRY: Literary suspense. 78.5K words. Lonely, self-described selfish prick tries to save the life of an uncommonly sweet and naïve young male prostitute. Status: Complete. Querying sporadically.
EFFIN’ ALBERT: Coming of Age/Suspense/Touch of Paranormal/ 72.5K words. Two young brothers try to stop a killer. Status: Complete. Querying sporadically.
44.5-K 53.5K 61K 69K words in. A 13 y/o bully and his 9 y/o victim become unlikely allies when they stumble upon a murderer’s killing field. Status: WIP.
(Tentative Title) MAXIMUM WHITE: (My first attempt at erotica, omg.) Two cpts. in. Status: Currently on hold.
Welcome to my little blog, you guys. ❤
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