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When You Live by a River

In Dark Water

Same Blood

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To write I need two things. The first is to be held firmly by a particular place. And the second is to be empty enough to allow some characters to come in and start their slow, sometimes painful unveiling. I was born, raised, and still live in New York’s Catskill Mountains and my work reflects the dialect hereā€”its rhythm, its weight, its swing, its inevitable dive at the end of the sentence back to the land it came from.

I am drawn to large, rough-hewn souls. My characters are often marginalized, living close to the ground and facing a world they’re trying to make sense of.

Short Stories

 Coming soon:

“Dandelions”

“Driving Ice”

Novels

When You Live
by a River

In Dark Water

Same Blood

 
 
   
 

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