I’m Off to New York for the Edgar Awards! (I’m Nominated by my Novel THREE TRUTHS AND A LIE.) Come Meet Me!

My gay teen thriller Three Truths and a Lie is nominated for an Edgar Award, and I’m off to New York to the ceremony, where I’ll see if I won. In New York this week? I’ll be making two public appearances: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1-2 PM: Edgar Week Symposium, Nursery Noir Panel, Grand Hyatt Hotel […]

MY SCREENPLAY DIARY: How One Screenplay Became Two!

Regular readers know that I recently decided to document the writing of my latest screenplay project. As I said in that first post, I was torn between writing two different kinds of movies, both of which could be produced cheaply — under three million bucks: (1) A timely and provocative story that was also commercial […]

Reminder: I Wrote (and Sang) a Song for One of my Books!

A reminder for those who might be new to my work. Last year, I wrote and recorded a song for my book, The Road to Amazing. Here it is, set to some footage of Russel and Kevin from the old Geography Club feature film: You can even buy it on iTunes (or wherever you purchase […]

What Predicts Whether I Like a Book? The Answer Surprised Me

I was recently given ten books to read, basically randomly selected, and it’s allowed me to conduct an interesting personal experiment. I didn’t CHOOSE any of these books. But before reading each, I looked at the cover, read the jacket blurb, scanned the industry reviews, glanced at the user ratings, and then read the book […]


I blogged earlier about how I am writing my next screenplay, and I’ve decided to bring interested readers along for the ride in the form of this online diary. It usually takes me 2-3 weeks to nail down the exact screenplay idea I want to write next, and also write up an outline. In terms […]


I’m so excited! (And a little nervous.) Here’s the blurb for the book: Otto Digmore is a 26-year-old gay guy with dreams of being a successful actor, and he’s finally getting some attention as a result of his supporting role on a struggling sitcom. But he’s also a burn survivor with scars on half his […]

Wait. A GEOGRAPHY CLUB TV Series? Yup, It’s Now in the Works

One of the most interesting parts of being a writer is there’s always some unexpected new opportunity popping up completely out of the blue. This week it’s the fact that they announced that Geography Club, my first book, is officially being turning into a television series! It’s not really an adaptation of the Russel Middlebrook […]

MY SCREENPLAY DIARY: I’m Writing a New Screenplay. Want to Follow Along?

I’m writing a new screenplay, and this is a column where I’m going to document the process! A bit of background: In addition to writing novels, I write screenplays (I split my time about 50/50 between the two mediums). I’ve written about twenty screenplays in my career, and eight have been optioned by producers. Alas, […]

A Video Interview with ME

I was recently interviewed by Jeff Adams at the Big Gay Fiction Podcas. We talk about a making movies, writing YA, and much more. Check it out! P.S. I was just starting to grow a beard. I’m not usually this scruffy! Send to Kindle

THREE TRUTHS AND A LIE Was Just Nominated for an Edgar Award!

What great news! My novel Three Truths and a Lie (a gay teen mystery/thriller) was just nominated for an Edgar Award! That’s the top award in the mystery genre, a little bit like the Oscar for mystery writers, so I couldn’t be happier. Here’s the book trailer:   Send to Kindle