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I am a writer of novels and short fiction in the areas of family, historical fiction, mystery, humor, and political satire (with a decidedly progressive bent). I'm finding that the themes of misunderstanding, miscommunication, and outrage tend to weave through my work. In my former lives I was a factory laborer, then a print journalist in New York City and Philadelphia, then a California university professor, producing three published books and numerous articles. I'm much happier in my present story-telling life.

Published: Sport and Play in American Life (McGraw-Hill, 3 editions), Athletes Game Plan for College & Career, (Peterson's Guides), and Going the Distance (Peterson's Guides/Petrel Press).

Not yet published: Max in Repose -- three wives of Max living together after his death; Hangtown -- historical fiction of linked stories about the California Gold Rush; Swine at Sea -- political satire about an auto-didact and very verbal pig running for president; Altadena's Demise -- a semi-comic murder mystery; Bad Guys -- short stories about the trials and tribulations of bad guys.