I am a dentist by day, a writer of dark fiction at night, and a father, husband, and not-so-proud pet owner when time permits.
I am the author of several dozen short stories, four novellas, and will be releasing my first novel, Blood, Smoke and Ashes, a supernatural thriller, in early 2013.
I was born in Georgia, but moved to southern New Jersey before I could be forced to be an Atlanta Braves fan. I spent my formative years living outside of Philadelphia where I latched on to the Philly sports teams and was promptly disappointed for almost twenty years. I spent my college years in New Orleans where I learned his bachelor's degree in evolutionary biology at Tulane University, then relocated to lovely Newark New Jersey, where I earned his DMD.
After eight years of bouncing around, I finally settled down back in south Jersey, only miles from the house I grew up in. I am happily married and the proud father of two children. I am also "dad' to a diabetic, half-blind eight-year-old daschund named Friday who is little more than a lump on the couch most of the time.
When not filling cavities or performing root canals or extracting teeth or fabricating dentures, or writing, I spend my time playing with my kids, playing video games, reading comic books, reading non-illustrated books, and impotently rooting on my beloved Philadelphia Phillies and less than beloved Philadelphia Eagles.
My favorite authors are, but not limited to, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Richard Matheson, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Simon Green, Jim Butcher, and Jeffery Deaver. I like to think that I learned something of the art of writing from each of these authors.
To this day, I wonder how the TV show LOST got so bad, so quickly. The wasted potential of the first three seasons still haunts me.