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I grew up in Hollywood, in a multilingual household, so maybe it was only natural that I would become fascinated with storytelling and with the interplay of language. In my teens and college years, I began exploring writing locally, attending screenplay workshops and writing articles for the lively pre-internet California 'zine scene.
In the 90's, I moved to Boston to attend the MFA writing program at Emerson College, where I wrote stories inspired by my family's history of immigration. My stories have appeared in prominent literary journals like the Missouri Review and Western Humanities Review, and they have received numerous accolades including a Pushcart Prize nomination, and the Glimmer Train Fiction Open Prize.
My short story collection, Bringing Ararat, was a finalist for the OSU Prize in Fiction and the Black Lawrence Fiction Prize. It was featured in the noted blog, A Year of Reading the World, by author Ann Morgan. VampCon, my first novel, is a supernatural thriller published by UK-based Grayhart Press.
My latest novel, The Ghost Code, is a Cold-War era story of suspense set in Soviet Russia, about a secret radio code, a broken family, and a father who will do anything to set things right.
I reside in Boston with my wife, two amazing children, two cats, and many books.
The Ghost Code
My latest novel, The Ghost Code, is a Cold-War era story of suspense set in Soviet Russia, about a secret radio code, a broken family, and a father who will do anything to set things right. I am seeking an agent for it.
My pulp-action thriller published by UK-based Greyhart Press. Get a copy at Amazon!
My award-winning fiction collection. Bringing Ararat was a finalist for the Ohio State University Prize and the Hudson Prize. It was featured in the noted literary blog, A Year of Reading the World, by author Ann Morgan. You can get a copy on Amazon.
This is probably my best short story. It won the Glimmer Train Fiction Open. Here is a PDF of the story with gorgeous formatting created by the Glimmer Train editors!
The Lord Moves Us Forward, Forward
One of my other best short stories, The Lord Moves Us Forward, Forward appeared in Western Humanities Review. Here is nice PDF of the story in journal format.