News & Events

Science Fiction Novel, CLONEDROID: THE NEW WAVE, Available Later This Year

May, 2018 


Coming Soon to a Bookshelf Near You!

CLONEDROID: THE NEW WAVE will be for sale later this year! This hard science fiction novel about a human android—a story that pays homage to Isaac Asimov and a few other notables—will soon be available on Amazon. 


Thank Deb Von Cannon at Urban Artist Florida Studios, LLC, for your collaborative efforts on the cover design, along with your skill and creative talent in designing the ebook cover image for this book! 




Short Story Publication in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL
April, 2018


One More Day is an inspirational story about my family and our passion for rescuing racing dogs, and saving one in particular. 

At risk of being sent to The Farm, Ray needed one more day, and gained it when he walked through our door. But his atypical and extreme behavior pushed limits and forced us to a breaking point. Once again, Ray came face to face with the harsh reality of only having one more day. 

In this heartfelt story, a damaged dog proves that miracles can happen and demonstrates the value behind second chances. In the process, he makes us realize that, when life gets rough, we must never give up on ourselves or on those that we love.







Short Story Publication in Anthology
October, 2017


My short story The Last Laugh is a funny tale about the practical jokes that unfold in a sweltering, grimy steel mill.


Long, grueling shifts in dangerous conditions can erode even the most tranquil of temperaments, so fun pranks give employees a chance to let off a little steelworker steam. New hires are prime targets, falling victim to every joke, until one newbie turns the sizzling tide. His unique idea for getting even puts a nasty-tempered old-timer in his place and makes the greenhorn the hero of his crew. This story is part of the FWA anthology, WHAT A CHARACTER.


    




Epic Book Completed and ARC Released
March 30, 2016 

In early December 2015, I completed work on the narrative nonfiction BLUE MOUNTAIN. A short time later, thanks to the publisher Soul Attitude Press, I released an ARC (limited unedited version) of this epic biography for family and friends to enjoy, and for a number of BETA readers to review in preparation for future publication.






Magazine Publication
January 7, 2015

Going Grey my article about "Why adopt a retired racing dog?" was released in the current Fall/Winter 2014 issue of THE NEW BARKER, and is available in Florida newsstands or online.


Thank you TNB for supporting greyhound rescues and adoptions!








Nonfiction Publication
 January 7, 2015

My earlier article about Charly, the Underdog, can be found online, Page 36-37 in an archived issue of THE NEW BARKER, Spring 2014 Issue: Lifelong Underdog Finally Goes Home A Winner









Nonfiction Publication in Magazine to Help Greyhounds
June 30, 2014

I’m thrilled that THE NEW BARKER magazine published my story about saving an underdog named Charly. The story published in the spring 2014 issue and is still available online and in stores. In addition, Going Grey my article about adopting greyhounds has also been accepted for future publication in The New Barker. Thank you TNB magazine for supporting my efforts to save greyhounds! 







Publication in Magazine
May 10, 2014

My story (based on my prior blog) about a greyhound named Charly, A Lifelong Underdog Finally Goes Home a Winner, will be released soon in The New Barker magazine (spring issue 2014) and sold in stores and online at http://www.thenewbarker.com/
My short story, Sightseeing, will be published in the fall 2011 release of the anthology Let's Talk, a fascinating collection of short fiction stories comprised strictly of dialogue. The book will be made available for purchase on the FWA website and Amazon.com.






Author Book Signing at the St. Pete Pier, and Zombies
October 24, 2010 

It was a fun full day, attending the St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading on Saturday October 23, 2010, to promote my story The Black Death and the Zombie Nation: St. Pete anthology. The publishers performed skits and provided readings from the book during its debut at the USF campus in downtown St. Petersburg. From there, the fun moved to the Pier. Book sales and author signings began at 5:00 p.m. on the main floor in the back room. The signings were followed by zombies dancing outside on the Pier to Michael Jackson's, Thriller (a spectacular internationally televised event that took place in both St. Petersburg,  Florida and St. Petersburg, Russia at the same time). A warm thank you to my family and friends who attended these events in support of my work!














Author Book Signing Events 
October 22, 2010 

I will join fellow authors and the publishers of the anthology, Zombie Nation: St. Pete, at the St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading on Saturday, October 23, 2010 for the books debut. Readings from the anthology will begin at noon on the USF St. Pete campus in downtown St. Petersburg. Later that same day, we will gather again at the Pier for a book signing, and the Premier Party for Zombie Nation Publishing, starting at 5:00 p.m. (main floor in the back room).




Book release date
October 6, 2010

The book and my story are due for release on October 23, 2010, debuting at the 18th annual St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading, hosted by USF-St. Petersburg. The fun will migrate to the Pier downtown with a book release party. I plan to attend both events, along with Zombie Nation Publishing. If you’re in the area, please stop by and celebrate the book’s release and the start of the Halloween season, zombie style.


 


   


Publication in Upcoming Anthology
September 30, 2010

After my recent short story publication, I received more great news. My submission, The Black Death, has been selected for publication in an anthology, Zombie Nation: St. Pete, and just in time for the upcoming spooky, spine-chilling season.




Publication in Magazine 
August 24, 2010 

It is a little ironic, given all of my difficulties in keeping my work brief, that my story selected for an upcoming publication would be my shortest one of all, a fifteen-hundred word piece of flash fiction called Dreams of Home, published in the September 2010 issue of The Florida Writer.