I write novels and short fiction about family, historical fiction, mystery, humor, and political satire (with a progressive bent). I’m finding that the themes of misunderstanding, miscommunication, and outrage tend to weave through my work.
In my former lives I was a factory laborer, a print journalist in New York City and Philadelphia, a California university professor, and author of three published books and numerous articles. Now I tell stories about people who have real problems. I’m much happier.
Published: Sport and Play in American Life (McGraw-Hill, three editions), Athletes Game Plan for College & Career, (Peterson’s Guides), and Going the Distance (Peterson’s Guides/Petrel Press).
Not yet published:
Max in Repose — three wives of Max live together after his death
Hangtown — historical fiction of linked stories about the California Gold Rush
Swine at Sea — political satire about an auto-didact and very verbal pig running for president
Altadena’s Demise — a semi-comic murder mystery
Bad Guys — a book of short stories about the trials and tribulations of rival Jewish/Italian gangs in New York City.