Writing Samples

Here’s just a few things I’ve written lately.

~ Novels ~

“The Homicidal Hairstyle of the Viral Video Vixen.” Coming soon!


“The Murderous Haircut of the Mayor of Bel Air.” The opening chapter – FREE SAMPLE! Buy it today as eBook (APPLE, BARNES & NOBLE, GOOGLE PLAY, KOBO), or paperback ( IndieBound.org or Bookstore.org).


~ Short Stories ~

sequins-of-events-cover-MYSTERYTHE SEQUINS OF EVENTS” (full short story). From the Psychic Barber literary universe, it follows star-on-the-rise/hairstylist Gene in his own mini mystery. When Gene arrives to perform at a karaoke birthday party, he discovers that a theft has put the festivities in danger. Available for free through Apple Books, or pretty cheap everywhere else. (email if you prefer an ePub doc).



PEARLS BEFORE FINE” (full short story). ALSO from the Psychic Barber literary universe, but this time about semi-reputable private eye Malcolm Fine. This short adventure follows Malcolm as he tackles the greatest challenge yet: fulfilling a tax obligation by doing actual detective-type work. Available for free through Apple Books, or pretty cheap everywhere else. (email if you prefer an ePub doc).


VILLAINY” (full short story). An up-and-coming supervillain agrees to meet her older rival, and kill him in the process. (email if you prefer an ePub doc).

~ Scripts & Screenplays ~

“ACTING COACH” (comedy feature, first 10 pages) To save the high school drama program he loves so much, egocentric teacher Arthur Curtains becomes coach of the varsity basketball team, forcing his theater philosophies on the jocks to turn them into winners.

FIGHT Car (TV pilot, sample 5 pages). A parody of “KNIGHT Rider,” a talking car from the 1980’s gets reactivated in the 2010’s, bringing all it’s amazing crime-fighting technology such as car phones, computer maps and power windows.

WE’RE A BAND NOW (family feature, sample 5 pages). While driving their son back to sophomore year of college, a husband and wife form a rock band.

DO NOT STEP HERE” (comedy short). A puzzling sign near the break area torments an office lackey.

~ Comedy Sketches ~

Dogs For Hands” (animated sketch) Trippy. A surgeon finally has his dream fulfilled when he has his hands replaced with living dogs.

Horse Soap Dispenser” (animated sketch) Maybe the grossest thing I’ve ever written, we finally find out what it takes to get the last bit of soap out of the dispenser (NSFW)

 ~ The Blog ~

Some thoughts on writing, but mostly about Batman, “Star Wars” and the Rolling Stones.

‘Ishmael’ Consumed (bad choice of words)

On the advice of a good friend, I read the book “Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn. And like, I should suspect, most people who read that book, it settled me into a rare sense of calm, humbleness, anger and contemplation. For those who don’t know, “Ishmael”…

“Glass Onion” Watched, Enjoyed

Thoughts: 1. Ego. I must have a lot of it. Either that or mystery writers think alike. Either way, I couldn’t help but notice that this story — the second in the ‘Knives Out’ series — shares a lot with the second installment of my…

Why Bands Breakup

I’m sitting in my backyard, blasting the Damned’s “Music For Pleasure” at full iPhone-speakers volume (you’re welcome, neighbors), considering their legacy in punk music and music in general. The songs are all a lot of loud fun, with even more grit than their already-pretty-gritty debut…


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