Novels are listed in random order. All works are complete and available in word or pdf files. Most of the links point to pages published on my blogs. I have already adapted Lorenzo's Fat Head, Tarby Manor and The Stinky Bomber to screenplays, and could do the same to any other work in two to four weeks. I am also in the process of editing and making all my books available on amazon and have provided links to the ones I have published.
LORENZO'S FAT HEAD is a tale of cocaine smuggling set in the milieu of a modern art museum. Click the title for the first few chapters and a more detailed synopsis or purchase in paperback or for kindle from amazon.
DRIFTING WITH JESUS chronicles a Catholic priest's penniless journey around America. As he travels the country Father Jeremy explores the histories and doctrines of various Christian denominations--the Amish, Quakers, Shakers, Baptists, Christian Scientists, Pentecostals, Evangelicals, Seventh Day Adventists, Fundamentalists and Mennonites, as well as Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses. Along the way Jeremy re-evaluates his relationship with Catholicism. Click the title to preview. Available in paperback and for kindle on amazon.
TARBY MANOR is a romantic comedy set in a haunted London mansion that tells the story of Ned and Nell Tarby, trapped irascible married ghosts who loathe each other and fall in love with living people when the Darbinger family takes up residence in their manor. Click the title to read a more detailed synopsis and the first four chapters.
PEPPERCORN CAFE is a semi autobiographical literary fantasy set in the restaurant world of Manhattan. Click the title for the preview and if you like it is available here at amazon.com.
Chapter 27 is a stand alone piece, The Shakespeare Rejection Letters.
CAPTIVITY is a prison drama about Raddy Veen, a diminutive homeless man who is wrongfully incarcerated based on charges fabricated by a phony preacher and a corrupt cop. Click the title for a preview or purchase here at amazon.com.
The Deak Trilogy (until it grows)
The Deak Trilogy is the absurd autobiography of an all time great rock superstar and musical legend, written in the spirit of the films This Is Spinal Tap and Bad News Tour. The fact is that I played tuba and electric bass for many years and the Deak novels are me enjoying myself at a rock and roll fantasy camp in my imagination.
THE DEAK is the first novel of the series. It is set in New Orleans and chronicles Deak's life from birth in 1960 until the tragic ending of his first marriage in 1981. Click the title for a preview and to visit the blog I have created for all things Deak.
THE SECOND BOOK OF DEAK picks up the thread in New Orleans in 1981 but relocates to Los Angeles, where Deak buys a Laurel Canyon mansion. The arc of the novel is Deak's comically accidental and altogether unwanted several year feud with Michael Jackson that began while Jackson was rocketing to international super stardom on the wings of Thriller. The novel and the feud culminate at the Wembley Stadium portion of the massive Live Aid benefit concert, on July 13th 1985. Click the link for a very detailed synopsis and sample chapters.
DEAK THE THIRD is the third installment in the series and completes the trilogy, although the ending leaves the door wide open for more novels. The link leads to sample chapters and a detailed synopsis.
NEW CLEAR DAYS is a novel about the Second Coming of Christ that tells the story of a modern day prophet of the earth, a sort of environmental Jesus. Click the title for a more details.
RESURRECTION is a political novel about a corrupt young lawyer who becomes a state congressman and is running for the same national office when he suffers through a profound weekend blinded in the woods that transforms his heart. Click the title for more.
THE MASTERS OF MARSTON is the story of a young man's passage into adulthood in a small New England town. Click the title for more.
I have also written the opening chapters of two new novels. One is a treasure story set in Key West and the other is loosely based on some of my strange family history.
THE PILLOW TALK NOVELLAS is a collection comprised of The Biographer, The Guns and Dear Madam Gilda. The link leads to a more detailed explanation and to the openings of the novellas.
THE BIOGRAPHER was inspired by the David Petraeus scandal, and is a cocktail of impulsive sexuality heightened by criminal activity and finished with a delicious twist of irony.
THE GUNS is a tragedy about a beautiful young Yale English professor and her newlywed husband, an aspiring novelist, and what transpires when he overcomes writer's block by purchasing a handgun.
DEAR MADAM GILDA is the tale of a poker player who falls in love with the madam of an exclusive New York City escort service.
THE PEDDLER OF SPIRITS is the four month diary of an anonymous man who runs a speakeasy. His writings begin on New Year's Day and end on the Passover day he is observing Christ's crucifixion.
NATHANIEL CHAUNCEY is what ensues when a boy breaks into a colonial era mausoleum and removes a skull.
A TRAGEDY OF CIRCUMSTANCE is written in the format of a Shakespeare play--five chapters with scene divisions--and is the tragedy of the star-crossed young lovers, Colin and Caroline.
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
BOB IS THE MACHINE is a series of six stories starring a wacky cast of characters with the main character being me, their author.
THE STINKY BOMBER is a collection of stories highlighted by the five that tell the oddball and comical dealings of the bumbling, self-absorbed and goofy cop named Robert Bombalini--aka the Bomber.