the novel: how i’m spending my afterlife
How I’m Spending My Afterlife is my first novel, and it will (finally) be available in late 2017 (yes, I’m self-publishing it). I like to think of it as a suspenseful literary noir; one reader in the publishing world described it as domestic suspense, which also seems right. It’s the story of Alton Carver, an attorney who, after staging his own death to escape criminal prosecution, discovers that the life he thought he had was all a mirage. Set on Florida’s Gulf Coast, it’s a fast-moving story of self-deception, revenge, and bad decisions.
fiction, creative nonfiction and articles
- “The System Never Fails,” forthcoming in Mondays are Murder by Akashic Books (June 5, 2017).
- “Back to Tall Pines,” republished in Shotgun Honey, April 20, 2017 (originally published in 2014 in Pulpwood Fiction).
- “Giving ‘All Shook Down’ Another Shake,” published January 24th, 2017 in The Collapsar.
- “The Tube Men,” published June 11th, 2016 in Disclaimer.
- “When the Drought Finally Ends,” published January 8, 2016 in The Collapsar.
- “Lehigh Acres, Designated Place,” published May 2015 in City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis, edited by Stephen Squibb and Keith Gessen for n + 1 (Faber and Faber); reprinted in The Towner (May 2016).
- “The Claw, 1994,” published May 1st, 2015 in Hippocampus.
- “Hugo,” published October 14, 2014 in Blunderbuss.
- “Don’t Tell a Soul,” originally published in Earth Island Journal (Autumn 2014); reprinted in Utne Reader (Summer 2015).
- “Can a Drive-Thru Really Be Green?” published August 28th, 2014 in the web edition of Earth Island Journal.
- “One Weekend in Worcester,” published in Squalorly (Issue 7, Spring 2014).
- “Fancy Gap,” published April 16, 2014 in Word Riot.
Here is the blog that I really need to start keeping current. I’ll work harder at that, I promise (well, I promise to try, anyway).
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