About Me

Are your mid-30s too late to try and live a dream? I certainly hope not, because that's what I'm doing. For as long as I can remember I've wanted to be a writer. I go into some detail of my writing history in a post here and in a guest post at another blog here.

So what can I mention here that I haven't mentioned there? How about this. I'm a genre writer. My stories typically involve normal people dropped into a bad situation. That may be a monster story or a crime story or a sci-fi story. But the one thing that will be in nearly all of them is the normal guy. Someone who's a little down on his luck, just trying to get through today. He'll worry about tomorrow tomorrow. I suppose that means you could classify me as a noir writer. Not a traditional one, I don't suppose. And I'm definitely not a writer of what's become modern noir. That stuff is crazy. Quadruple amputee heroines running drugs for a Mexican cartel and stuff like that. I don't go there. My stories are tame by comparison. But they are noir. They're dark. The main character is down on his luck. His back is against the wall and he's forced into action, and not always action he's happy about taking.

So do I sound like someone you'd like to read more from? Yes? Then you can get a taste of what I do in my free short story, Consider Us Even. It's an ebook that includes an excerpt of my novella, Chasing Filthy Lucre. You can find that here.

I also have stories up at A Twist of Noir. Those are here.

Thanks for stopping by my home on the Web. Take off your shoes and stay a while. And, please, leave a comment. Say hi. Let me know you were here.