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I'm a novelist based on Boston and a collector of fine yarns. 

Whether it's a joke, a ghost story, a tall tale, an historical anecdote, a parable, a fable, a TED Talk or a novel; whether it was written two thousand years ago or yesterday, whether it's printed on paper or glowing on my phone; whether you're an old friend or someone standing in front of me in a security line at the airport—if you've got a story to tell, I'm here for the duration. Incidentally, I also like telling such stories myself.

I recently sold two books to the venerable St. Martin's Press. We haven't set a date yet for publication, but news on that will be coming soon.

I spent ten years as a reporter and editor for global agency Reuters News in New York, San Francisco and Boston. I also write for The Millions and Grub Daily, Web site of Boston writing community Grub Street, one of the largest creative writing centers in the United States. You can see a few examples of my articles herehere and here.  I attended Brown University and University College London, and I'm originally from the heart of the commonwealth, Worcester, Mass.

 I also have a number of wise cracking, tiny children (one of them featured above) and a dope wife.