Freelance writer. Staunch crusader for truth, justice and the American Way..
(writes under various names. You could be reading me right now, and not know it!)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I'm reading about writing. I like to watch older movies, and listen along to the commentary track, especially if its a favorite writer like William Goldman. You can pick up a lot of great tips on increasing dramatic intensity or comedy for instance just listening to Jerry Lewis commentary on any of his great comedies. The commentary track of Roger Ebert on Citizen Kane is a master class in directing film.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually look for something interesting. As I have eclectic taste, that could be anything from a treatise to light fluff. I can be my worst critic, but I'm pretty sharp with writing hacks as well.
The exciting series featuring Scab Wilson (so named for his inability to stay balanced on a bicycle seat) and his crazy friends - Spliff Martin, Julie Fentonbruter and Biff Ballaroo! Two in the series (so far) with another to make its debut early 2015!
Klepto's, nudists, petty theft and prisons from the inside out, this is a rainy day morsel to be savored. Hopefully you'll find some of it laugh out loud funny, or at least true to its dictum that Crime Does Not Pay......unless you do it right!
Scab Wilson and his steady girl Julie happen upon a mystery! The old weathered house on the outskirts of town appears to have a most unusual boarder. With a little digging, Scab discovers the home owner is none other than a wild magician who used to entertain the town until tragedy struck, and he vowed never to perform another magic trick!
Of course Scab has a little trick up his own sleeve!
As President Trump strives to make America great again -- accomplishing more in his first 5 months than his predecessor was able to destroy in the previous 8 years -- he faces several enemies. The Democrats, the MSM, and many of the feckless GOP (not to mention countless leakers and sabotage agents intent on bringing his Presidency down).
Grandpa Used to Tell Me About His Childhood
Brief exploration to encourage young children to listen to the wonderful, magical stories of their grandparents. An old man tells about his magical childhood during the Great Depression, as well as meeting the boy's grandmother.
Now featuring a free chocolate chip cookie! Plus a Bonus Story "Grandma's Toadstool Pie!"
Government is Run Amok!!
Government is charged with keeping your country safe from harm and secure from foreign invaders. But what about internal invaders? Remember Abe Lincoln's prophetic words that if ever America should fall it would have to be an inside job? (Special Election 2016 additions)
Includes Previously Released and Specially Written New Material about the (disastrous) State of the State. Also includes D.C. Circus, A Child's Primer to Understanding Government (for adults), The Democrat Playbook and extra surprises!
A true-life trek through little towns in America, looking for a rock star. Not just any rock star of course -- we're on the trail of THE most famous rock star of them all!
Had Elvis faked his own death?
This is a true story. Approx. 24 pages.
For better or verse, you've always written poetry. Or dabbled in it.
No one ever took you seriously. But one day (you thought), you could be the next Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou.
Well, you can. And it all starts with your very first chapbook.
In the Fortini family, anyone can be an enemy. It pays to keep business close to the vest. Loose lips can definitely be your un-doing.
Grab a cannoli and settle back with the wildest, meanest mob since the Corleone's ran New York.."Sonny Roman's Big Fall" is one to read with the lights on, with both eyes open and a loaded piece at your side..
Scab Wilson has a dilemma: the new girl (Julie Fentonbruter, if you must know!) in town goes everywhere on her new bicycle and Scab (named for certain misadventures with his last bicycle) is currently WALKING. He needs to get some wheels, and fast! (Before his rival in life, Biff Ballaroo, tries to steal her away!)
Please join the series that critics have called "heartwarming" - now at a new low
Did you ever steal for the thrill of stealing?
Follow an ordinary man (husband, father) who finds himself looking for the sort of vicarious thrill that only prancing through his neighbor's kitchen naked can bring! In the style of Donald E. Westlake, this comic caper is a nice vicarious thrill to the dark side of suburbia. .
In the 1970's for a young boy delivering the New York Daily News to the suburbs, it was the best of times (and the worst of times). Good customers he soon learned, had to be trained and cultivated, like a good garden. Subscribers may have been dropping like flies, but the ones who remained were the very best.
The Little Red Book for a New Generation of Socialists! The Democrats!
... Quotations for every occasion. The apology tour, the lies about Obamacare. Even some choice Michelle blunders! Fun at parties! The answer to every leftie argument!
Poems in the Key of Life
These are experimental poems (they don't always rhyme) of true events. Perhaps they'll re-kindle a few bittersweet memories of your own, and inspire you to set them down on paper. I hope they do.
Each 'chapter' represents a major event in my life. How I choose to remember the event, the word choices that remain; well, it's done with a flick of the wrist.
In the 1970's, when we were all young, I got a job in a little paint store on Long Island. Under the tutelage of Cuban Pete, I learned a great deal about women and house paint. Some of the lessons were painful. He was an odd duck - in his sixties, eternally horny. It was hard to know where the lies ended, and the truth began.