My debut novel, THE DAMAGE DONE, was published by Forge on September 28, 2010; my second novel, THE NEXT ONE TO FALL, will come out later this year. My short stories have appeared in Thuglit, Beat to a Pulp, A Twist of Noir, Crimespree, Spinetingler, Crimefactory, Needle, The Feral Pages, Well Told Tales, and The Rose & Thorn. "Anniversary," a story I first published in Thuglit, is featured in the anthology A PRISONER OF MEMORY AND 24 OF THE YEAR'S FINEST CRIME AND MYSTERY STORIES. Another of my stories, "Son of So Many Tears," appears in BLOOD, GUTS & WHISKEY (Kensington, May 2010). My story "Insatiable" won the 2010 Spinetingler Award for Best Short Story and is now in the BEAT TO A PULP: ROUND ONE anthology.
I'm also the author of 18 travel guidebooks for Frommer's, and I've traveled everywhere from Easter Island and Peru to Turkey and Russia. I'm originally from Toronto but have called New York home since October 2001.
Jim Thompson, Dennis Lehane, Walter Mosley, Margaret Atwood, Ken Bruen, Duane Swierczynski, Megan Abbott, Dave Zeltserman, and Patricia Highsmith. My all-time favorite novel is Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess.
Looks like we've tread some of the same ground with our short stories (Thuglit, Crimespree). I remember liking "Anniversary." Congratulations on the book deal. It's good to see a crimezine writer make good.
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The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.
The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.