Welcome to my new website where I hope to centralize all my writing into one spot to keep you from having to chase me across the Internet landscape. This page – over time – will become the home link to my two published novels The Fracking War and Fracking Justice, my newspaper columns with the daily Finger Lakes Times of Geneva, NY, and my other writings. It also will provide links for readers, pointing to the work of other authors and interesting news and commentary.
As this page evolves over the next few months please contact me directly if you have ideas for new features to add to the page and/or suggestions for improvements. I plan currently on putting up a calendar of where I will be speaking. Also in the works will be a link to the latest reviews of The Fracking War and Fracking Justice.
Upcoming events include a launch party at the Hector Wine Company in Hector, NY. That launch party will be June 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is open to anyone who wants to attend. I will be signing books, giving a short speech and introducing some special guests who help make both novels possible.
June 5, I will be giving a talk at The Green Festival in Washington, D.C. My topic: Fracking Fiction: You can’t make this stuff up!
HECTOR, New York - Yes, yes, yes. You have heard it before. If you want to catch every niggling error in your writing, read it aloud. Some people say read it aloud backwards. (I've tried that to catch spelling errors. It's a great way to drive yourself mad in about… read the article »
CACHE, Oklahoma - Empire of the Summer Moon (Scribner, 2010) chronicles the rise and fall of the Comanche nation, which author S.C. Gwynne calls "the most powerful Indian tribe in American history." This non-fiction book reads like a thriller novel. If only it were fiction, at least the parts about… read the article »
On my first day in the newspaper business my editor walked me over to a long row of four-drawer file cabinets that stretched along the newsroom wall. The 20-or-so faded yellow cabinets contained an amazing treasure trove of clippings of published news stories, city, county and state budgets, government operating… read the article »
SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. — This is a tale of two Gulf Coast Florida islands — Marco Island and Sanibel Island. One was developed commercially by a developer who envisioned water-based recreational housing. The other was shaped by environmentalists more concerned with preserving the natural state of the island than providing… read the article »