February 2, 2018

As a freelance journalist I have written for The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and other publications. Topics have included emerging technologies, government, privacy, education and the arts.

My most recent novel, The Lobby Fair, is the story Gina Deegan, a single mother coping after the loss of her job. The book is set in the Seaport area of Boston and it takes place at the tail end of the Great Recession. My next novel is one of a different kind and I'm aiming to have it finished in 2019.

I'm always interested in news tips and learning about interesting story ideas. I live in the Boseton area and can be reached via the Contact link below.

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News and Postings

Feb. 16, 2019

Recently I was in the town of Concord, Massachusetts. Browsing in a local bookstore, I came across the “Local Authors” shelf. I couldn’t help but take note. Among the rows were books from Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Alcott. The books, shown in the photo I took while there, included Thoreau’s Walden, Hawthorne’s The Scarlett Letter, Alcott’s Little Women and Emerson’s Nature. Doris Kearns Goodwin, the historian, is a local author as well, though at first glance I did not spot any of her books. Taken together, that’s quite a list of authors for one town.

Feb. 2, 2018

When I first heard the music of Muzio Clementi I was hooked. Clementi composed and played during the time of Mozart and many of his pieces have a "Mozart-like" quality. As a guitarist, I wondered how Clementi's piano sonatinas would sound on guitar. With my daughter's help we transcribed the first movement of Sonatina No. 1 (Opus 36 ) to sheet music for guitar. Here below it is for anyone to download, share and enjoy.