Lately I've been spending a lot of time NOT writing. Still, what I've been doing would be considered writers' tasks.

As any writer today can tell you, a writer not only writes. I writer must publicize. A writer must…


On Line

So I started submitting columns to RaceChaserOnline this year. It's turned out to be a dubious experience. I thought I understood when my columns were scheduled to be posted and wrote with those dates in mind. You'd think that would…


Well, it's about time!

Yeah, I know, I'm not quite a religious blogger. I'm still more comfortable in the world.

But I did want to share news of the great night I had signing and selling my RED RACECAR books at a special…


I'll be part of Write on Sports

I met Steve Krasner at the Rhode Island Author's Expo last December, when he was set up signing his books next to my table. I remembered Steve from his years - decades, really - covering the Boston Red Sox for…

Is it Spring yet?

If you read my last post, you know I plan to scale back on signing books at street-rod shows. So today I announce that my first show of the year will be the Ty-Rods annual spring street-rod swap meet at…


I'm thinking about where I'm going this year. What I mean is how I will campaign my RED RACECAR books to get them into the hands of potential readers.

The first thing I've decided is I'm cutting back on street-rod…

Been busy; that's my excuse

Well - I have been.

I've just completed editing the new novel by my friend, Walt Scadden, the former blacksmith, racecar builder -- and Marine-veteran -- I first met when I was invited to drive his pavement midget for a…

an update..

It's about time I ran through all of my projects and summarized what's happening with each:

THE RED RACECAR, DINOSAUR RACING, MOTOCROSS SUMMER: My three books for boys remain for sale through or you can order them through…

Writer's Digest recognizes one of my short stories.

My short story, Whatever You Can Pay, which is included in Goodbye and Other Stories, has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Mainstream/Literary Short Story category of the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Among the ten competition categories…


Getting boys to LIKE reading

When I wrote my first novel in the young-adult "Red Racecar" book series, I was on a mission. After years of working with "Yoot"," who turned out through circumstance to be mostly boys, I wanted to write something they might…


Cool Cars for Kids

That’s the word I used a ton of times Sunday at the Cars For Kids show put on by the Hot Heads Car Club in Oxford, MA., for the benefit of the Clara Barton Summer Camp for kids with…


Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali. That name’s always stood for something. 

I was a kid when Ali fought. He was just another big sports star to a kid like me, but I soon realized he was nothing like the stars I admired…