I was born in New York City (longer ago now than I care to remember), and grew up in nearby Suffolk County, on Long Island. I have been married to my lovely wife since 1999, and we have lived in several places in her native Britain, including north London, Christchurch and Trowbridge (outside of Bath), and are now back in London. We also spend as much time as we can in Catskills ski country, in upstate New York.
Having once been one myself, I had long been interested in young Americans’ experiences in Europe. I even considered writing a non-fiction book on that subject. (In an earlier life I had been an academic.) Ultimately I decided against doing so. Weighty tomes by or about Americans abroad are a dime a dozen, and everyone who has ever backpacked somewhere seems nowadays to write or blog their “travel memoirs.”
So, I wondered, “What about fiction rooted in facts?” And that’s the way I headed. I have been graciously granted several years to spend my time writing these novels. The third one in that series, Distances: Atlantic Lives, 1996-1997 is out now. I hope you enjoy all of the books, and that you discover some new friends of your own within their pages:
The future is always coming. The next novel will be a story of the 1780s-1790s, containing a mixture of real historical figures and fictional ones:
I hope it will be out in 2017.
On here, you’ll also find my takes on travel, expats, international matters, and whatever related that pops to mind…. sometimes seriously, sometimes rather less so.
I hope you enjoy your visits.
All the best,