Midnight Rambles: H. P. Lovecraft in Gotham

After months of hints, whispers, and allusions, I am honored to announce the release date of my second book. Midnight Rambles: H. P. Lovecraft in Gotham will hit bookstore shelves on November 7, 2023!

Although an overlooked chapter in H. P. Lovecraft’s life, New York City shaped him as a writer and an individual. His experiences and encounters in New York revealed both admirable and lamentable aspects of Lovecraft’s personal character. This included the inflexible racism and xenophobia that continue to tarnish his genre-bending fiction and literary legacy. In Midnight Rambles, readers will discover the adventures, mishaps, and relationships of the twentieth-century’s most influential horror writer in America’s creative capital.

Stay tuned for further details and news in the coming months. In the meantime, Midnight Rambles is available for pre-order.

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Hope to see you in the fall!

Christopher Columbus & Washington Irving

The current historic interpretation and understanding of Christopher Columbus stands as complicated. To put it mildly.

Controversy aside, Christopher Columbus figured prominently in the formation of a uniquely American cultural identity. This seems to be forgotten today amid our debates over identity politics and historical grievances.

Proof: Washington Irving, the writer with whom I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time, penned a multi-volume biography of Columbus. Continue reading

Art & Simplicity: Robert Lax

This last May, I had lunch with Michael N. McGregor, a fellow Fordham University Press author, and talked with him about writing, navigating the publishing process, and organizing a book tour. McGregor was thoughtful, open, and gracious. After our conversation, I purchased McGregor’s book and humbly requested his inscription. Last week, I finally began Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax. I could not anticipate how deeply the book would affect me.

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