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Just-released novel HENRY HITS THE BALL already received a FIVE-STAR review from Readers' Favorites 

Published the short-story collection GOODBYE AND OTHER STORIES. It was one of five finalists in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards-competition, the only finalist not published by an academic press. The collection includes the story WHATEVER YOU CAN PAY, which earned an Honorable Mention in Writers' Digest's annual writing competition, one of the most prestigious writing competitions in the country.

My short story, EYE CONTACT, published in The Quarterly, a New England literary magazine. It is included in GOODBYE AND OTHER STORIES.

Author of the middle-grade/young-adult novels THE RED RACECAR, DINOSAUR RACING and MOTOCROSS SUMMER, all of which BOYS READ! DINOSAUR RACING was chosen as Book of the Month by Readers' Favorite book reviews.

Authored the "first-chapter" books RACING JUNK, TURN RIGHT TO GO LEFT, AND GO FAST. BE SMART! written for newer readers.

Over 20 years as a syndicated columnist and reporter covering motorsports. Columns ran in a number of daily newspapers including: the Lowell, MA, Sun; Attleboro, MA, Sun Chronicle; Newburyport, MA, Daily News; Norwich, CT, Bulletin; Pawtucket, RI, Times; and Woonsocket, RI, Call.


Senior editor for Late Model Racer, a national magazine covering stock car racing.

Former publisher and editor of Shorttrack Magazine, which covered oval-track racing in New England.

Former Technical Editor and columnist for Trackside Magazine, which covered oval-track racing across the Northeast.

Served as New England Correspondent for Late Model Digest, a national weekly covering stock car racing.

Color commentator for Speedway Heat, which televised NASCAR's Busch North Series auto races. Have appeared on numerous television and radio shows as an expert on racing and/or safety-issues in the sport.

As a freelance writer, published in numerous magazines, including Stock Car Racing, Cycle, British Car, American Women Motorscene, Short Track Racing & Technology, Flat Out, Classic Bike Review, and, most recently, MOTIF magazine.

Served as consultant to Papyrus Games in developing shorttrack-racing computer-simulation.

Yes, there's a trend here. Follow it in the collection of my most interesting and noteworthy columns and articles: Ring Around Racing.

Former sportswriter for the Sun Chronicle.

Served as New England Correspondent and Goaltender Specialist for Just Hockey Magazine.

Have provided color-commentary for televised high school hockey as well as football.


Over 30 years helping people with disabilities return to employment, assessing their skills, analyzing jobs, and then marketing demonstrated-skills to employers as part of effort to develop suitable opportunities for them. Serve adults as well as teenaged students enrolled in the high-school component of the program.

As member of commission preparing materials used to market employment-services to employers, wrote chapters for the handbook Employing People with Disabilities. 

Lead Teacher; Rhode Island Write on Sports, Bryant University campus. Write on Sports runs summer sports-writing camps for "underserved" middle-school students. Students create their own stories and video-features related to sports, doing research  and then writing and revising under the guidance of experienced writers and teachers.

Created and maintained Mom N' Pop Culture blog on late, lamented  Roadside Online website. It featured small local businesses that offered products and services consistent with traditional small-town commerce and values.

Member; the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA)