As a young gay man, I cultivated diverse influences to overcome the challenges of growing up in rural Massachusetts. Perhaps my most powerful weapon was a sense of the absurd that helped me reduce most threats to caricature. This tendency often sneaks into my work, making it somewhat hard to slot my books into a single genre.
I trained as an orchestral musician, performing throughout New England for many years. Music may have been my ticket out of the woods, but I soon learned the need for a “day job.” After thankless toil as a programmer for a mega-bank, I worked in educational administration until I was finally able to make more time for writing.
My literary icons run the gamut from Agatha Christie to Walter Mosely, Patrick Dennis to Thomas H. Cook, and Jane Austin to Bart Yates.
Herring Cove Buoy
My love of the ocean, as well as hints of my musical background, inform my work. Sailing around Cape Cod and the Islands is the perfect getaway from the crowded summer streets of Provincetown, the place I’ve lived longer than anywhere else.
The Writing Shack
Dori, my golden retriever, keeps me company in my writing shed and during long walks in search of inspiration. You can follow our adventures on Instagram.
I’m extremely fortunate to be able to split my time between Provincetown, MA and South Beach, FL, two beautiful places that never cease to inspire me.
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