PUBLICATIONS


One More Day
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: MY CRAZY FAMILY
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.





The Last Laugh
WHAT A CHARACTER
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. 



 


Going Grey
THE NEW BARKER MAGAZINE
January 2015

Going Grey is an article about adopting retired racing dogs and promoting greyhound rescue efforts. I am thrilled that the editor of the magazine recognizes the overwhelming need to promote awareness about greyhounds and save racing dogs from the short, cruel life that so many of them endure. 




A Lifelong Underdog Finally Goes Home A Winner
THE NEW BARKER MAGAZINE
April 2014

This story is a revised version of my earlier blog post about saving a greyhound named Charly. Retitled A Lifelong Underdog Finally Goes Home A Winner my short non-fiction story published with The New Barker magazine in the spring 2014 issue. I am thrilled The New Barker recognizes a need to promote public awareness about the cruel life that so many greyhounds endure, and encourage adoptions of retired racing dogs.




Sightseeing
LET'S TALK
2011

Sightseeing is a heart-warming short story and work of fiction that takes the reader on vacation, venturing all over the world to extraordinary places, but traveling in an unexpected way. This story consists entirely of dialogue (a fun and challenging requirement for publication in the anthology, LET'S TALK).







The Black Death
ZOMBIE NATION: ST. PETE
2010  

The Black Death is one of several stories that make up the anthology book Zombie Nation: St. Pete by Zombie Nation Publishing. Here is a brief blurb about the story:

What would you do if an ill wind blew your way, delivering a demonic creature, and you were unable to stop it—or even escape it? Joey and his shipmate Bruce are about to find out as they confront something hideous and unfathomable while patrolling the waterways of St. Pete Beach. What they face is the aftermath of greed and negligence. A vile plague rises from the Gulf of Mexico to combine forces with the winds of a tropical storm, bringing to shore a malevolent force that will stop at nothing to feed, and exact revenge.



Dreams of Home
THE FLORIDA WRITERS MAGAZINE
2010

Dreams of Home is a short story published in the September 2010 Issue of The Florida Writer. Here is a brief blurb about the story:
 
Home is where the heart is and Lonny has longed to return for some time, but now that he’s back, he realizes something is terribly wrong. A harsh reality sets in and Lonny soon faces a hard, cold truth about himself.