A Bit About Me...
I am the one to blame for a trilogy called THE DIVINE DANTES that follows the characters of "The Divine Comedy" through a messed-up modern world. It's rock-n-roll. It's laugh-out-loud funny. It's the most unique love story you've ever read. Think "The Divine Comedy" meets "The Catcher in the Rye" on a smoky lawn at a rock concert.
Book I (Squirt Guns in Hades) is the OTHER modern book about The Inferno. A Publisher's Weekly Reviewer calls it "[A] lively and good-natured work with a great deal of humor and wordplay . . .." While an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Expert says, "[R]eminds me a little of the fun I find in Carl Hiaasen or Christopher Moore, but he definitely has his own vibe . . .."
I am also the award winning author of Coffee with Poe: A Novel of Edgar Allan Poe's Life, Mailboxes - Mansions - Memphistopheles: A Collection of Dark Tales. I edited the anthologies:
Edgar Allan Poe Annotated and Illustrated Entire Stories and Poems
Leo Tolstoy's Greatest Short Stories Annotated
Leo Tolstoy's Greatest Novellas Annotated
BlooDeath: The Best Vampire Stories 1800-1849
Best Ghost Short Stories 1850-1899: A Phantasmal Ghost Anthology
Phantasmal: The Best Ghost Stories 1800-1849
Shifters: The Best Werewolf Stories 1800-1849
Best Horror Short Stories 1850-1899: A 6a66le Horror Anthology
6a66le: The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849
Most of the time, however, I am a shiny-happy guy. I would love to start a band if only I could settle on a name for it. I live (and frequently get lost) in the vast world of my active imagination. It is a happy place. Really, it is. Thanks for your interest!