I am a dreamer and a writer. It's a good combination and starting point for creating stories. But they must come from the soul, from the heart. It's the only way to write.
I have a number of manuscripts stuck away in my drawers. These are stories that I have been working on for the past twenty years or so. I hope to resurrect some of them in coming years. In the meantime, I will continue dreaming, brainstorming, snatching those images and ideas that come to me, that are ripe for novels and other stories.
Oh yes. I have written and published several books.
"Return to Dead City" was written many years ago as a result of my fascination with detective novels. It's got a lot of baseball in it for the simple reason that I love the game. It's a murder mystery set in a small Pennsylvania city and filled with colorful characters and a wise-cracking sleuth who takes crap from no one.
I also authored "Nothing Down", a story about a small town guy who makes a big splash in New York after pitching no-hitters in his first two starts for the Yankees. But it's when he proclaims to the world that he would be happy to play for nothing, that he simply loves the game of baseball, that the cynics, the media, even his own teammates turn on him. You don't have to love baseball to enjoy this book.
Because I went through so many years of frustration with writing and trying to get published, I figured it might be a good idea to put together a book about some of these experiences while also giving out some good sound advice to aspiring authors. "Write the Darn Book" is an inspirational guide to all writers who have problems launching their own books. My advice? Write fast and from the heart.
I plan a sequel to "Write the Darn Book." Also, my mystery, "Gambling Lives" is set for publication in 2013.
So there you have it - a biography, a glimpse into my life. Of course, there's much more to me than the words I've written down here. Then again, all of us are made up of so many aspects.
- Central Pa.
- JoinedApril 18, 2013