My article on Po’ Boys & Pickles, a New Orleans-style sandwich shop in the heart of Maine, is the cover story in the February issue of The Independent Restaurateur. IR is the largest all digital magazine dedicated to independent restaurant owners with over 45,000 subscribers and thousands of daily hits to their Website.

I’m so excited to feature this restaurant and to work with IR. Watch for future articles from me this summer. And of course, if you have an independently owned restaurant you think would make a great feature, give me a shout.

My middle grade novel, Theft of the Star Tracker, is live on Amazon! Here’s the link and a description:

When their highly technical science project is stolen, brothers Drew and Alex Richfield are thrown into an action-filled battle with bully, Brett Larson, who always seems to be just one step ahead of them.

Drew and Alex must learn to work together to stop Brett from registering their GPS Star Tracker as his own in the Annual Science Fair. At stake are the brothers’ reputations, their relationship and the Grand Prize!

The book is $3.99 or you can borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime.


One of my short stories just won honorable mention in The Binnacle’s Ultra Short Contest. “Malpractice” comes in under 150 words but packs in symbolism, theme, plot and characterization in its depiction of a woman who ends up with a scar after a medical procedure.

Thanks to The Binnacle staff and judges. I sure look forward to receiving my copy of the Ultra Short Issue!