UPDATE: 11/22/23: An article in which I share five songs for a "Weedsday Playlist" while discussing my reasons for inclusion was just published in HoneySuckle Magazine. Also mentioned in the piece is Next Stop, Boston and my background. It's a really fun article. Check it out here. 



UPDATE: 11/19: ​11/19/23): Reedsy Discovery launched Next Stop, Boston last week on their site with a very good review and a preview page. My page got enough upvotes that it was featured in their Friday newsletter on the "Best Books That Launched This Week." Yeah! Next Stop, Boston was their pick for the Coming of Age genre. Thank you to Reedsy and readers for their support. To learn more about this, go to the reviews/press coverage page

UPDATE: 10/23: The paperback version of the book is now selling on Amazon, B&N and other retailers. It's $17.99. (The ebook version will be out in a week or two). To order the book or find out more info on it, clickhere.  Also, the reviews are starting to trickle in. Please check them out on the praise/reviews page of this site. Click here. 


UPDATE (6/5/2023). Very happy to announce that a novel I wrote during one of the COVID surges will be published by Black Pawn Press later this year. The novel, Next Stop, Boston, is a coming of age story set against the backdrop of a North American rock and roll tour, pre-COVID. It is very, very loosely inspired by the Fellini classic "La Strada" (with a little bit of Janet Fitch's novel "White Oleander" and Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"--my favorite novel when I was a teen--thrown in for good measure). 

UPDATE: 3/10/24:  Happy pre-spring! My grad alma mater Columbia added Next Stop, Boston to their virtual alumni author bookshelf and IndieReader posted a brief glowing review of the book on their site. To read more, go to the reviews/media coverage page here. 



UPDATE: 4/15/24: What a lovely surprise! My rock and roll coming of age novel Next Stop, Boston is a 2024 Firebird Book Award winner in the coming of age category!!! Wow. Thank you to Firebird and special thank you to Black Pawn Press  for supporting and publishing the novel. To read more, go to the reviews/media coverage page


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UPDATE: 12/2/23: 201 Magazine has a blurb on Next Stop, Boston in their December 2023 issue! It's parts of a feature entitled "Bergen Books Bonanza," a roundup of local authors and their new books. To read what they wrote, please visit the reviews/media coverage page here.  You can also download the entire issue here. The blurb is on page A54. 



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UPDATE (2/27/2023). There are actually two additions to the Personal Essay section. These two essays mean a lot to me, one of which was republished in a now defunct online literary journal ten years ago. Please check out the updated page right here.

UPDATE: 4/14/24: Will be doing a Goodreads Giveaway starting on 4/22 and ending 5/13 in which I will be giving away six first edition signed copies of Next Stop, Boston. Those who are interested can enter starting on 4/22. Will post link when it begins. 


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BREAKING (4/13/19): Video presentation of my recent (4/1/19) talk on "Intergenerational Trauma: Struggling With a Difficult Legacy," at Bergen Community College (part of their Holocaust series), was posted on YouTube on BCC's channel. Check it out here

UPDATE: 11/10: Next Stop, Boston is now available in eBook/Kindle format on Amazon. Also, check out an Answered in Five Q&A I did about Next Stop, Boston. To order the Kindle version of my novel ($9.99), please click here. And to check out the Q&A, click here. 


UPDATE: 11/3: Very happy to report that two major NJ regional publications, 201 Magazine and Bergen Magazine, will give Next Stop, Boston coverage in their upcoming issues. The book will be featured in a roundup of local authors in 201 Magazine and mentioned in an item in Bergen Magazine. To order the book or find out more info on it, clickhere Also, the reviews are starting to trickle in. Please check them out on the praise/reviews page of this site. More are coming in. I'll be updating that page soon. Click here. 


UPDATE: 11/26/23: Bergen Magazine has a blurb on Next Stop, Boston in their December 2023 issue! To read what they wrote, please visit the reviews/media coverage page here.  You can also download the entire issue here. The blurb is on page 18. 



UPDATE: 1/5/24: Hope everyone had a Happy New Year! Happy 2024! Next Stop, Boston just got a rave review from Midwest Book Review in its January 2024 issue! To read a snippet, go to the reviews/media coverage page here.