I labor in the vineyards full-time as a writer.
My major project is comprised of the as yet unpublished novels: FREELANCE, a completed 76,200 word historical crime thriller and VIGILANTES, its sequel, with an outlined plot and partial manuscript.
I grew up in New Jersey and worked four summers in a Secaucus, New Jersey warehouse dominated by notorious Teamsters Local 560 leader and Genovese crime family capo, Anthony “Tony Pro” Provanzano. Tony Pro was later convicted of killing one of his colleagues at the Secaucus warehouse and fingered as one of Jimmy Hoffa’s possible killers. I and fellow workers on the second shift would sometimes make late night visits to a Mob-controlled Union City nightclub, where you had to watch your step even more than in the warehouse.
I completed over eight years of research for the project: books (fiction, academic and popular nonfiction), articles, newspaper archives, physical visit to New Jersey, films, maps, and images (online and otherwise), all relative to the factual and thematic elements of the story.
Over a long career as a litigator, advocate, negotiator, mediator, arbitrator, hearing officer, fact-finder, state court-appointed referee and federal court-appointed special master, I acted in many labor-management disputes, one of the subjects covered in FREELANCE and VIGILANTES.
Starting in 2000, my writings, some dealing with labor-management disputes, have appeared in “Alternatives”, a Jossey Bass/Wiley Periodicals journal, including a 2014 three-issue survey on developments in the dispute resolution field (described in Jossey Bass publicity as “incisive” and “provocative”) and a 2016 essay on the controversial Court decision upholding the arbitration decision suspending Tom Brady of the New England Patriots quarterback.
I also write short prose.
My short non-fiction piece, LESSONS FROM A HORSEPLAYER, about my mother, appeared in Canyon Voices Literary Magazine, Issue 14, Fall 2016.
Another non-fiction piece, THE HEDGEROWS OF THE lAW, is unpublished.
Fiction pieces, also unpublished, include THE SEEKERS, THE LIFE OF THE LITTLE BLUE PAINTING and QUASI-TAME FELINES VS. EXPANDING THROWBACK CANINES.