More About the Author
I wrote my first book at the age of five or six. It was called "The Silly Pair of Glasses" and was written in crayon and bound with yarn. This classic has since been lost, but the idea of trying to tell stories has never left. Growing up, a book was an almost magical thing. I remember getting a copy of "Captains Courageous" and quite literally being excited that I was about to be introduced to that wholly unknown and exotic world. I've felt that way about books ever since. I just read Jack Kerouac's "Dharma Bums" and it moved me no less than if I had been a teenager. Of course, I want my own stories to have that same kind of power. I want people to be transported - I want the reader to think they've joined a world they otherwise might have missed. This is important because when you ask someone to read your book, you are asking of them what is most precious, and that is time. You do not want to waste people's time.
I felt that way when I was a newspaper reporter for daily newspapers in New England. It was on the beat that I became more acquainted with the natural rhythms of New England life - and with my own life. When I realized that my future - my economic future - was limited in newspapers I went to work in marketing and public relations. Looking back on it, this almost seems like a cliche. It is a cliche.
In 2007, I started a blog about popular culture, roundtablepictures.com, that is widely read to this day. In 2011, my first novel, "Eagles Fly Alone", was published by Mainly Murder Press. This is not only a unique mystery but also explores one of the great themes in all of my writings, and that is the dynamics of family. "Eagles Fly Alone" looks at how one family, the Calhoun family, can both deeply love and harm itself. There is also a love story at the heart of this book.
I still write for roundtablepictures.com, and am busily finishing the second installment of my Langley Calhoun trilogy, one that I am happy to pursue now that I now "Eagles Fly Alone" has been so warmly received.
I live in an old New England city, Dover, NH.