Gerald

In Short

When I was 13, my school library published a classmate's book, and I realized I wouldn't be satisfied reading great adventures; I had to write them, too.

I earned my B.A. in English from Hofstra University and my M.A. in creative writing from Queens College-CUNY, wanting to be the next great private eye novelist. Instead, I became a teacher, editor, moderator, poet, and reviewer. My best-known fiction is short stories about 1930s aviator C.J. Stone. As for mystery, I wrote sixty pages of a novel in college and revised it on and off for twenty-six years before seeing the germ of it published as a 600-word story, "Say Cheese".

Nothing has quite gone as planned, but that's what I enjoy most as I write after all, stretching myself, being surprised. In that spirit, this blog has never had a schedule, but in its seventeen, I haven't let a month pass without a post.

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