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Do you remember that show "To Catch a Predator"? (Great show to watch, awful show to be on.) Well, the creeps in my new thriller, The Highwayman, only wish they met the show's former host, Chris Hansen, in the kitchen with a plate of stale brownies sitting on the table (yes, I was a fan of the show). Someone's bumping them off, and it's up to the F.B.I. to figure out who's pulling the trigger. But when the killer apparently targets Nick Redmond, one of the bureau's most respected agents, his partner, Patti Moreland, suspects he might not be the sterling agent everyone makes him out to be. And they only way to prove his innocence is to find the killer. The Highwayman is available now digitally and in paperback.

While The Highwayman is my first thriller, I've dabbled in the horror genre a time or two (three to be exact). I'm sure you've heard about the Krampus movie, which has nothing to do with my Krampus novel, The Dark Servant. (Steven Spielberg, are you listening?) But anything that spreads the gospel of Krampus is great. The New York Daily News talked to me about why America needs Krampus, and I was quoted along with Krampus movie director Michael Dougherty. Needless to say, it made my day to be in such awesome company.

My two novels, Sentinels and The Dark Servant, and my novella, Twelfth Krampus Night, are published by Crossroad Press.

The Dark Servant pits Krampus against a rural New Jersey town's high school bullies. Twelfth Krampus Night, brings back Krampus, but takes place in Medieval Times and features a withered, belly-slitting hag named Frau Perchta. Sentinels is what I call a supernatural thriller set in the South. It also falls into the Weird West subgenre that I've been reading about on Wikipedia.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with my work, do yourself a favor and check out the Books section of my site and scroll down to select the title of interest.

As for me, modesty prohibits me from writing about myself here. (Go to the About Me page to see my immodesty.)

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There’s also my blog—an ever-evolving mass. I plan to interview fellow authors in different genres. I’m as fascinated by the publishing world—including writers, reviewers and readers—as you are and hope to bring to light some items you might’ve missed. Humor’s my lifeblood and I’ll try to be as entertaining as I can.

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