BOOKS AND STORIES

Here are some of the works I've published. Not counting the hundreds of advertising and marketing pieces I created during the twenty-plus years I spent writing advertising copy . . .

D.I.T.T.O.

(RECIPIENT OF THE 2019 ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARD IN THE UNPUBLISHED THRILLER CATEGORY) - PLANNED FOR RELEASE MARCH 2021

A powerful artificial intelligence has gone rogue and is infecting the Internet with online replicas of real people. Harrison Randolph is the only one who can stop it but he's missing and presumed dead.  When Shannon Parks, his fiance' and former Marine, sets out to uncover the truth of his disappearance she finds herself in the fight of her life against an army of mercenaries and a powerful AI that's spinning out of control.

 

Katrina's Portrait

What would happen if an unemployed young writer and his former college professor fell in love with the same beautiful woman? And what if that woman were deceased and survived only by her portrait hanging in an art museum? A strange lover's triangle indeed! If you like Edgar Allen Poe, you'll enjoy this one.

 

This short story was selected as the LEAD STORY and ranked NUMBER ONE out of 60 pieces chosen to appear in the tenth volume of the Florida Writers Collection. This is a great collection of up-and-coming writers. KATRINA'S PORTRAIT will be easy to spot. It's the first story in the book. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.

The Complete Guide to Direct Marketing

Written under contract to Kaplan Business, this book has been distributed internationally to professionals and educators for decades as an introduction to the principles of direct marketing and data mining. It outlines key data collection and management practices that are the underpinnings of today's successful web-based social media giants like Google and Facebook. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.

*My most recent full-length fiction book project combines my years of experience in the data and technology industries with my interest in Artificial Intelligence. For more information on that effort, SEE MY BLURB HEADING D.I.T.T.O. on this page. 

HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS

Not counting the dozens of awards my marketing writing has won . . . the TV and radio ads, the print and mail work . . . here's what's happening with the writing career. 

2018 ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARDS

-Finalist: The Beast, a short story. 

-Semi-finalist: Moondoggle, a full-length play.

 

FLORIDA WRITERS 2018 Published COLLECTION

-Special Master #1 Pick and Lead Story: Katrina's Portrait 

2019 ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARDS

-Silver Award: D.I.T.T.O., Unpublished Science Fiction Thriller 

-Finalist: Under the Wolf Moon, a short story

-Finalist: The Guardian, a short story

 

RPLA WRITING COMPETITION JUDGE (2018, 2019)