I was born in Phillipsburg, NJ. I have also lived in Kentucky and New York State but ended up back where I started shortly before my daughter was born in 2006.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a BS in Computer Science and work in the computer industry. Besides spending my free time writing short stories and working on my first novel, I also enjoy drumming and home improvement projects that don’t involve the possibility of death.
Nothing thrills me more than being able to write a story and have someone wander through it as if it was a playground.
on Jan. 17, 2015 :
This book begins, "Justin Luck edged the unforgiving cliff carefully as if it was the barrel of a loaded gun." The first time that I read this sentence, I thought that it was over-the-top, but as I read the story a second and third time, I found that the story lived up to the promise of this first line.
I can relate to the plight of the main character, as one who also grew up in a family that cultivated shame. I, too, have revealed my most valued thoughts to paper, and found that my secrets had become public long before I was ready to share them.
Perhaps my favorite line from this book describes the main character as he decides what to do about this breach of privacy: "The fledgling ideas got fat with hope and eventually swarmed over him in a rain of delight." As soon as I read his decision, and the final result, I immediately read the book a second time, to catch the clues that I had missed during my first reading. Fantastic!
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