cover of JOY, PA

JOY, PA (a novel)

January 20, 2015 12:59 pm | Filed in: Books, Writing | No Comments

A darkly insightful evocation of the post-industrial era, Joy, PA tells the story of a family teetering on the precipice of ruin. The Augenbaughs live in a broken and decaying town where the last vestiges of country-club wealth run up against the terrible realities of working-class poverty. Abigail, a fervent believer in the apocalyptic teachings of a radio preacher, is desperate to save her son from Judgment Day as she readies herself for the Rapture—due to arrive in just a few days.

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A good nod from across the pond.

April 29, 2014 7:12 am | Filed in: | No Comments

The London Telegraph has deemed The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break one of the 10 best food-and-drink books “of all time.” I’m in excellent company.  Here’s the link:

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Coming Soon(ish)…

February 8, 2013 3:15 pm | Filed in: | No Comments

I’ve just accepted an offer from for an audio edition of my third novel, The Locktender’s House. Details forthcoming…eventually.

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January 9, 2013 10:51 am | Filed in: | No Comments

I’ve updated the Art Page with a gallery, for my new painting series: Knew Testament. The next phase will take (an indefinite number of) months. My intention is to write a novel in the meantime.

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