About Me

Words, You See, Are the Thing

I consider myself less a writer than a wordsmith - an artist whose chosen medium is the written word rather than clay or paint or bronze.

Conceptually, I see writing  as a way to create art from found objects. And while my “art” is expressed in words, that art is assembled from my lived experience and everything around me—snatches of conversation, people I’ve met, houses and cars and objects I’ve seen. I don’t so much invent stories, so much as retell,  observe and detail.

My first novel, "What Binds Us" was released by Carina Press in March 2012. "Damaged Angels," a collection of short stories, was first published by Bold Strokes Books in October 2012 (eBook edition), with a paperback edition released April 8, 2013 by Beaten Track, and is a 2013 Rainbow Award Runner-Up in the  Gay Contemporary General Fiction category.

My third book, "Unbroken," was  published in September 2013 by Beaten Track, and is a 2014 Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a 2014 IPPY (Independent Publishers) Gold Medalist in the gay fiction category. My allegorical novella, "Vampire Rising," was released in July 2015.

My latest novel, "In His Eyes," was released on August 1, 2017.

I live in Philadelphia, PA with my husband (we were married in June 2014 after 17 years together)  and our two dogs.

For more about me and my writing, connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

Check out my profile on "Our Queer Art" to learn more about me and my latest  novel, "In His Eyes." 


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