Music aficionado and author of the rock and roll time travel novel Timely Persuasion.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite novel of all time is "Replay" by Ken Grimwood. I try to re-read it once a year and always find something new. I also enjoy Chuck Palahniuk, David Foster Wallace, Alex Garland, Jonathan Carroll, James Hawes, and Michael Kun.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Easton, Massachusetts is a suburb pretty much exactly halfway between Boston & Providence. I had great access to both cities as a teenager to go see club shows, often times seeing the same band in both cities on back to back nights. Little vignettes based on those concert adventures often turn up in my stories and scripts, as do various locales in the greater Easton/Stoughton/Brockton area. (And without Town Spa Pizza in Stoughton, who knows where my life or my writing would be today.)
My sister was engaged to marry this jerk but nobody would speak up about it. Eventually I said something, but only because my future self showed up and told me to. And he only did it because his future self put him up to it. After that things get complicated...