Sunday, December 3, 2017

Thank you

My "world" tour is over! Thank you to everyone who stopped by my table. I wrote my novel to memorialize a unique moment for the people who were there and bring it to life for the people who weren't. It was so encouraging and re-affirming to talk to everyone about their memories of City Gardens or about their own local scenes (no idea Wilkes-Barre had hardcore bands in the 80's!).

Thank you also to everyone who took a chance and bought my book. Hope you enjoy it!

Special thanks to the people who keep the energy going: Jeff Stumpo of Library Express in Scranton, PA; Joseph Francis Kuzemba and all the crew at the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market; and Mark Campas, NEPA Punk Rock Flea Market.

And finally thanks to my great table-neighbors: GentlemenKilla of Philly and the pirates of Wilkes-Barre!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Fall 2017 World Tour! (well, my world, not *the* world)

It's going to be a busy fall! (Yeah, for me, four events in three months is downright overwhelming.)

I'll be selling and signing books in PA and NJ starting 9/1. Stop by and say hello.

Library Express at the Steamtown Mall in Scranton, PA Friday, 9/1 7:00-9:00: This is a cool spot for book browsing--great selection of off-beat and interesting stuff. If enough people show up I'll do a reading. Maybe I'll go meta and read the big climactic scene that takes place in a mall.

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market at the Historic Roebling Wire Works building in Trenton, NJ Sunday, 10/22 10:00-5:00. This one is huge and always a blast. This will be my third time at the TPRFM. I may take a break from it after this while I work on my next book, so if you're in the area and would like to pick up a copy of "This Is What You Want. . . " or "The Night Bazaar," stop by my table.

NEPA Punk Rock Flea Market at the Kingston Armory in Kingston, PA Sunday, 10/29 12:00-8:00. Looking forward to finally doing an event in NEPA, where I now live.

Flemington Punk Rock Flea Market in Flemington, NJ Sunday, 11/19. Real close to my home town of Hopewell! Looks like a cool variety of vendors at this one (and also me).

Thursday, August 17, 2017


From my novel. The main character contemplates the aftermath of a skinhead riot at the club:

These guys were all the same. It wasn't muscle or even hair-trigger rage--it was sheer stupidity that gave them strength. They were never going away. They'd stay here forever, never changing, because they couldn't imagine anything else, or make any other choice. That was the only power they had. They were dumber than everybody else.

Friday, March 24, 2017

TPRFM (the sequel)!

I'll be back at the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, Saturday 4/8/17, selling and signing copies of my book. I had a blast at the last Flea Market: talked to a lot of cool people, ate great food, listened to all those underground songs I love, and even sold a bunch of books (thank you to all those brave people willing to spend their money and take a chance on an unknown writer!).

For more info, click the link.
Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Night Bazaar

My short story "Weekly Pass" is in the new psychological horror anthology, THE NIGHT BAZAAR: Eleven Haunting Tales of Forbidden Wishes and Dangerous Desires (Northampton House Press).

Lenore Hart, the anthology's editor, was the eagle-eyed editor on my novel, THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, THIS IS WHAT YOU GET. For this anthology, she's assembled eleven, clever dark fantasy stories that are all based in deep-rooted human desires, desires that can only be fulfilled by risking an invitation to the Night Bazaar.

My story came from years of commuting on SEPTA Regional Rail from Philadelphia to New Jersey, and the one evening I saw a child's pale hand waving behind a car window.

THE NIGHT BAZAAR is out now in trade paperback and e-book: