I am a writer/musician/composer who lives in Baltimore, MD. I have won two Individual Artist Awards in scriptwriting from the Maryland State Arts Council. My one-act play, "Mr. Mahler Finds a Dollar," won Baltimore's Artscape98 one-act play contest. Other one-act plays include, "After Thoughts," "The Men's Room," and "If God Had Meant for Man to Fly..." My full-length musical, "Spies of Life," is still looking for a producer.
I served one year as Chief Writer for 'Radio Showcase', writing short skits and entertaining advertising for a local radio variety show that aired out of Hagerstown, MD, in 1998. I also wrote restaurant reviews for CitySearch.com and served four (nonconsecutive) terms as president of the Maryland Writers' Association. I am currently working on screenplays.
South Pole Station is an unflinching yet loving look at family in all its forms.
The typical approach of the modern debut novel is to grab its audience's attention, to make a splash of the sort that gets its author noticed. This is how you get a book deal, this is how you quickly draw an audience -- books like Fight Club, The Kite Runner, even Harry Potter each went out of their way to draw in an audience, either through a defined sense of language, a heightened sense of…