Turning fifty – a base camp on a climb to a higher peak

My ego tried to dissuade me from writing about this topic, but my muse was unrelenting.  Today is my fiftieth birthday. To many of us, fifty feels like a median point and society points to the number as being middle-aged. Though in reality, very few among us live to a hundred. In the United States,Continue reading “Turning fifty – a base camp on a climb to a higher peak”

Take a trip through 1906 San Francisco four days before an earthquake destroyed the city

My novel, Abel Bodied: Murder at the Malden Bank, based on the first murder during a bank robbery in American history, is set in my hometown of Malden, MA in 1863. I had access to photographs, maps, newspapers and other historical resources from the era for my research. I often walked along the real locationsContinue reading “Take a trip through 1906 San Francisco four days before an earthquake destroyed the city”

He’s All About Malden

If you’re walking on the avenue or down a city street Whether it’s Highland, Pleasant or Main There’s a man you’re sure to meet Whose Facebook page’s brought him city-wide fame Seems like everyone knows his name! You can call him Pistol or simply call him Pete! He’s All About Malden As the city continuesContinue reading “He’s All About Malden”

My first book signing and the first opportunity to buy a signed paperback version of my novel is coming up in a couple of weeks.

The City of Malden is holding six Summer Festivals on Saturdays along Pleasant Street in Malden Square. There will a variety of food and entertainment. Here is a link with information and dates: https://www.cityofmalden.org/805/Summer-Festivals Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and the terrific members of his staff including Kevin Duffy and Kathleen Manning Hall, have been extremelyContinue reading “My first book signing and the first opportunity to buy a signed paperback version of my novel is coming up in a couple of weeks.”