Some authors abhor doing public readings, but I’ll freely admit that I’m a ham — always have been, always will be. I did local theatre as a kid, was a theatre minor in college, and I’m a regular performer at the Camp Necon writers’ convention (in fact, I even created a stand up routine that has become an annual tradition at the con and participate in the Roast every year).

So, in short, I like being on stage. Which means I LOVE reading my own work to an audience, because I don’t just read them, I perform them. It gives me the opportunity to share my stories as I heard them in my own head as I wrote. As such, I hope you enjoy the following videos as much as I enjoyed their creation!

A Frightmare Before Christmas

(featuring “The Letter from Elsie” from Ten Word Tragedies, “Before Parachutes” from Monochromes and Other Stories, and a discussion of The Dystopian States of America featuring contributors John M. McIlveen, Linda D. Addison, Sheri Sebastian-Gabriel, Tony Tremblay, Craig Wolf, Jeff Deck, and Hildy Silverman)

Reading from Necronomicon 2017

(featuring “TeleServe,” “A Man Walks Into a Bar,” and “Someday” from Monochromes and Other Stories)



(features a reading of “TeleServe” from Monochromes and Other Stories; originally aired October 12, 2017, on Bridgewater TV)


Reading of “The Walking Man”

(from the New England Horror Writers ghost story anthology Wicked Haunted; originally posted via Facebook Live on November 9, 2017)

Reading of “Before Parachutes”

(from Monochromes and Other Stories; originally posted via Facebook Live on March 18, 2018)