Category Archives: Books

The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish

(Review of Katya Apekina’s stunning debut novel, The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish. ) Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty … Continue reading

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Twilight Room of One’s Own

THE LAST FURIES In this lyrical and speculative mosaic novel, enter the fractured worlds of an actress, playwright, and immortal poet, whose legend and influence create an energetic web, equal parts love triangle and haunted house of mirrors. At the … Continue reading

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Straight Outta Brooklyn

Urban slice-of-life in this live reading from my novel, No Man’s Brooklyn, at last November’s Prose Month event. NO MAN’S BROOKLYN: From the valentine boneyards of working-class Brooklyn, comes a tale of first love, lost innocence, tragedy, and forgiveness. Daniel Trovato, … Continue reading

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New Release: Passage of Days

I had the privilege of writing the introductory essay for Passage of Days, an exquisite collection of photographs by world-renowned photographer, Pierre-Toutain-Dorbec. Soon to be released. PASSAGE OF DAYS: Through a lens starkly, undertake a photographic odyssey into the sun-baked … Continue reading

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The Last Furies

Completed draft of my fifth novel.

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The Jackdaw and the Doll

In what has been an inspired harmonizing of words and art, and a storyscape richly carved out of light, shadows and dream-stuff, The Jackdaw and the Doll has been completed. This fable, penned by yours truly, and illustrated by pen-and-ink … Continue reading

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Taos Journal of Poetry and Art

I am honored to have two of my poems–“Anne Sexton” and “Sylvia Plath”–included in Issue #12 of the Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, which is now live. From the Mission Statement, by editor Robin Shawver: “This spring 2020, the world … Continue reading

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The Little Prince

Happy birthday, Little Prince! 77 years ago today (April 6, 1943) Le Petit Prince was published in France. This star-carved gem of a book, which remains one of my heart-play favorites, bestowed a timeless message that continues to echo with … Continue reading

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Lit Trailers

A series of trailers that were created for two of my novels: Broken Land and Nocturne Variations (Unsolicited Press). Videos and music by Anthony Distefano.

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The Soldier

Excerpt from All the Last Furies. He swept me into the storage room of the inn. Baited me with the promise of candy. Something so simple, and yet candy might be the ultimate siren for children, its lure a golden … Continue reading

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