It’s been a swervy road from there to here, including stops along the way as an art student, waiter, quality manager (ugh), actor, and freelance graphic designer. Husband of Janet, proud father of Ben and Jillian, I’m a published poet, artist and teacher. My young adult novel, THE NAMESAKE, was released by new YA imprint, Merit Press, on January 18, 2013.
It’s been quite an adventure, seeing my protagonist, Evan Galloway, take shape and make his way into the world. THE NAMESAKE began as a class project during my graduate studies at Wesleyan University, and through perseverance, faith and the support of friends and family (not to mention lots of caffeine, Rolling Rock beer and homemade potato salad) and my wonderful agent, Victoria Marini, and editor, Jacquelyn Mitchard, it’s now available worldwide. Next stop? Only time will tell.