1. What happens to cause a man to give up on everything he knows and everything he feels? How can an aging alcoholic with a seemingly airtight rationalization system, living next to a dumpster, with his prostitute girlfriend who is forty years younger than him, find redemption? Nameless the Hero is a street-level tale of people at the bottom, a redemption story that moves from the page into your brain. We watch Nameless, a man who refuses to have a name any longer, move sideways and circular to claw his way up from the bottom while Eddie Talbot moves from being a social worker to a murderer of the homeless. Along the way we meet characters and career criminals and outsiders who somehow manage to get inside your heart.
2. The toxic effects of chronic disappointment on the psyche of a once-promising writer sinking slowly into the quicksand of middle age.
Four novels in progress:
- The Life and Times of Becky Kaplan
A young Jewish girl growing up in the Midwest comes of age in the turbulent 60’s.
2. Cockroach Heaven
A woman struggles with the suicide of her sister, her mother’s newfound freedom and her own issues with self esteem and love.
3. The Senator
A Senator crosses the line on multiple counts including sexual scandle and possible murder.
4. My latest novel: Red, White and Blue
A young couple experiences sudden loss when the wife dies suddenly after the birth of their child. The resulting chaos weaves a wreckage around the lives of father, daughter and the entire family.
While I place unfinished work for readers to explore, everything is copyrighted. In addition, I welcome editors and potential book acquisition editors to contact me about the trajectory of the above work and to express interest in publication.