I grew up in rural central Pennsylvania. An avid reader, I devoured classic mysteries and the masters of science fiction, submitting my first short story, handwritten on lined school paper, to Isaac Asimov’s magazine when I was still a youngster. It was kindly rejected.

Years later, I attended Penn State and Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, graduating with both my bachelors and medical degree in 6 short years. After internship and residency, I returned to central Pennsylvania. I spent the last decade as a federal physician, caring for America’s Veterans and deploying to disasters like Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Gustav. Throughout my medical career, I absorbed the storied lives of my patients – wonderful, strange, and heartbreaking – knowing that someday, I would return to writing. Type & Cross debuted April, 2016. Storm Shelter  arrived June 2017.

Click   HERE  to purchase either of my novels from Amazon, below to purchase directly from  WiDo Publishing, or shop at a local bookstore near you.


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News and Updates








Storm Shelter’s finally here! I’ll be having a book launch at Webster’s Bookstore and CafĂ© on July 30th from 2 – 4 pm, so be sure to support your local bookstore and snag a copy signed by yours truly. 

Can’t make the book launch?  I’ll also be at the Barnes and Noble in State College, PA on August 13th from 2 – 4 pm and in Altoona, PA on September 9th from 1 – 4 pm.









Just For Fun


People think my biggest barrier to writing is my day job. True – who couldn’t use more time? The truth, though, is far more nefarious. My four cats love nothing more than to sit on my notebooks and keyboard. They stop at nothing to divert my attention from my writing to a more worthy target – themselves!

What? Am I bothering you?


Peek a boo!