Available formats: epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt
My first novel, January’s Paradigm, was published by Minerva Press, London, England. Current Entertainment Monthly in Ann Arbor, Michigan, wrote of January’s Paradigm, “(readers) will not be able to put it down.” I have another novel based on the Joe January character, January’s Penitence, being considered for publication. In 2008 I completed Backstop: A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings, which is now available from Second Wind Publishing.
After completing a futuristic piece, Chaotic Theory, a novella that explores the conjecture of how the flap of a butterfly’s wings in South America might result in a tornado in Texas, I commenced my next major project, a murder mystery that spans two centuries written around baseball legend, Ty Cobb.
My fiction and essays appear in various online and print publications, including Cezanne’s Carrot, Saucy Vox, River Walk Journal, 63 Channels, The Writers Post Journal, Redbridge Review, and Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine. I am also a contributing writer to Impact Times and am cofounder of The Smoking Poet. My sports writing can be found at Bleacher Report.
on July 06, 2011 :
Joe January is a private investigator operating in the South Bronx in the 1940s. He writes in first person, has a wry sense of humor and keen observation skills, and, somehow, he’s looking back on history from a future we haven’t yet seen. Could Joe January still be alive and reviewing his past in 2082?
You'll find a faithful side-kick, newly returned from the war; faithless and faithful women; tragic disappearances and mysterious returns; and a missing person investigation that starts with misplaced mail, all in the pages of this book. Clues are hidden neatly in the shadows as the reader follows Joe’s tale, obscure details suddenly taking on immense importance. But the end of the story remains always just out of reach, just one surprise further ahead than the reader can see.
Dialog’s so pitch-perfect I imagine watching a black-and-white movie, hearing words in my head. The combination of Bogie, WWII and time-travel is truly beguiling, and, while this novel’s clearly complete in itself, I’ll certainly look forward to reading the sequel when it comes out.
Disclosure: I’m lucky. I won a free signed copy of this book, no strings attached. And I really enjoyed it.
(reviewed long after purchase)