Published Writing

Read my short story “The Resurrectionist”

Published in the Valparaiso Fiction Review

Carob Mott kept watch on the almshouse across Hudson Street. He’d been waiting for the better part of two days for the signal. Sometimes he’d pace, but mainly he sat on a neighboring stoop, not daring to take his eyes off the second-story window for longer than a passing carriage…


The Resurrectionist

Published in Valparaiso Fiction Review, Winter 2016

A Seductive Shortcut

Published in The Cortland Review, Spring 2016

It was two a.m. They’d been up for nearly twenty-four hours. Married for four. Yet they stood at the edge of the lake, unable to tear themselves away and go into the hotel where one of those fancy high roller-rooms was waiting for them. Brian had booked it a few days ago when he’d had an inkling of this plan.

Secrets of a Seamstress

A finalist in the Saturday Evening Post’s Great American Fiction Contest, 2014

An Italian immigrant is courted by a wealthy aristocrat in 1920s Brooklyn. It’s a secret she thinks she can keep from her husband and children, but what about the rest of the neighborhood.

Now available on Kindle 

Brooklyn Protocol

Published in The Macguffin, Winter/Spring 2005

After years away, a middle-aged, divorced woman returns to the family fold and is reminded that nothing has changed, including her sister’s priorities.

Labor Day, 1935

Published in Pangolin Papers, Spring 2005

Saxby Ford isn’t worried when the storm warnings are posted, he’s lived through bad storms before. What he doesn’t know is that this will be one of of the most devastating hurricanes on record. Taken from a true event, the hurricane that hit the Florida Keys over Labor Day weekend in 1935, forces Saxby to choose between staying on the island to protect everything his father left him and his wife, who wants to evacuate. He may have to come to terms with losing both.


Coney Island: America’s Forgotten Playground

History Magazine, March 2006

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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