Works of Fiction
My work spans a few different themes: mostly horror, suspense, and sci-fi. I also write some young adult themes of adventure and discovery.
I wrote my first short story when I was in third grade (which I still have.) I grew up reading a wide variety of books from adventure to mystery, horror, science fiction, and crime. I still have some of the young adult and children's books that shaped my early years, and those and the adult fiction that followed continues to shape my own work.
I grew up reading stuff like Willard Price, Hardy Boys, Robert Arthur Jr., Edgar Rice Burroughs, Whitley Streiber, Stephen King, James Clavell, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Lovecraft, Arthur C. Clarke, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, George Orwell, and Phillip K. Dick. I've loved mysteries, crime, historical, and literary, but my true love is suspense, thrillers, horror and sci fi. Some of my favorite titles include Salem's Lot, The Shining, Rendevous with Rama, Dracula, Lord of the Rings, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Collector, Dune, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Haunting, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Great Expectations, Turn of the Screw, Love in the Time of Cholera, Devil in the White City.
I love discovering new writers and new stories. I am firmly in the camp that maintains not all stories have been written yet. There is always something new.
Death, Fate, and the Unknown
The Requiem series of interrelated stories involves the themes of death, fate, and the unknown. Each story is standalone, and the series can be read in any particular order. These are "long short stories," at around 10,000 words each.
On a night filled with increasing uncertainty, four travelers begin to sense that the world may no longer include them.
Currently available as an ebook on Amazon. Print version coming with the addition of new titles.
A brush with death and a series of strange coincidences lead a young couple to a chilling and final realization.
Work in progress 2020
Work in progress in 2020:
In a nation ravaged by a virus, a man who thought he had lost hope gets a message that his daughter is alive. With the onset of winter and paramilitary groups enforcing their own version of the law, can Ross make the long trek to save her?
Fiction / Sci-Fi/Adventure
Occurrence at West 71st Street
An alternative and contemporary take on Puccini's Tosca.
Read about the project here.