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As a fiction and mystery author, I create compelling tales that will keep you turning every page until the end.
You can experience my work through mystery novels, plays, film scripts, and even a popular podcast.
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I began my writing life as a playwright and am fortunate to have been awarded a 2023 Grant in Playwriting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and, previously, an Artists Foundation of Massachusetts grant for playwriting and an American Regional Theatre Award (ARTA) for Best Original Script of an earlier play ("Gooseberry Tarts" ).
I’ve had a number of play productions in Boston and New York. I’ve also written film scripts, one of which is presently under option. (But I’ve been through this several times before without success. It’s a life lesson.)
Recently in March 2023, I had a 10-minute play ("Slava, Ukraini!) performed in a short-play festival (called "Slice of Life") in April -- and my full-length play, "The Fantastical Johnsons' Family Tree," is scheduled for a staged reading in September by Theatre One Productions in Middleborough, MA.
To date, I’ve had eight books published. All except two (a mainstream novel and a true-crime ‘blog’) are fictional mysteries. I never anticipated becoming a mystery novelist, but there it is. I would modestly point to "Hamlet" for those who believe mysteries are merely genre-writing. Think about it.
Presently, I am engaged in research for a nonfiction book on three brothers during WW1. I anticipate this project will take at least a year from now to complete, hopefully.
I scripted and narrated a podcast, "Mysteries, Myths and More," for about two years but stopped during Covid. I may do another episode or two later this year.
Most of my work-life, after two years as a research assistant at the University of Iowa Psychopathic Hospital (an eye-opener for sure) has been in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. (Epidemiology always seemed to me to be a sort of mystery investigation.) I wrote and edited articles and books and was the managing editor of the international journal "Cancer Causes and Control" for years until I semi-retired to do free-lance editing. My education includes a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University—in English and Psychology, respectively. English may not be too mysterious (unless you’re trying to learn it), but psychology? Well, pretty much.
I’m a member of the Dramatists Guild, Sisters-in-Crime and the Mystery Writers of America, the National Writers Union, and Authors Without Borders—of which I’m a co-founder. I’ve presented workshops, webinars, and lectures and was the host/director/producer for several years of a cable TV show, “Authors Without Borders Presents,” interviewing writers of all varieties.
BTW, the above picture is not me, but you already knew that. However,
I do have a brown and white dog who sits on my lap in the car -- when I'm not driving.