I write murder mysteries.
Look for my latest detective novel, WAYWARD SON (August 2022) and the first book in that series, CITY PROBLEMS. Both feature Ed Runyon, a former cop stubbornly trying to run a PI business in rural Ohio because he doesn’t want to live in a city.
My debut novel, THE BLOODY BLACK FLAG, is a historical mystery set aboard a pirate ship in 1722. That series also includes “The Devil’s Wind,” “A Bottle of Rum” and “Pieces of Eight.” You can find out how to buy those here.
I also wrote fantasy, horror and science fiction, plus some poetry, back in the day. One of my short stories was an honorable mention in “The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2008,” edited by Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant.
I am represented by The Evan Marshall Agency.
Other things you might see me write about here include: beer, Godzilla, politics, James Bond, comic books, movies, music, zen, science, pop culture and just plain weird stuff. Most of the time, I’ll try to relate these topics to the writer’s craft — but every once in while I’m just going to go off on a rant of some kind.