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THE WORLD OF DAVID RANDALL

MARTHA, JERRY, AND SPAULDING

These characters figure importantly in Trade Secrets.  Spaulding Whittaker becomes David Randall's chairman at Trent University, and Jerry Aberdeen becomes VP of Braddock-Wilson Pharmaceuticals and leader of Team Lybreta.  Martha is, well, I can't tell you anything more about Martha just yet. Published on-line in the Winter 2010 issue of SNReview.

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HOUSE FOR SALE
Henry Travers appears briefly in Trade Secrets, as one of the case conference patients. This story began life as a writing exercise, assigned by local author Sandi Kahn Shelton in a workshop. It was my first fiction publication. Published on-line in the April 2010 issue of The Shine Journal.

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BROKEN ANGEL
This story features Sarah Ellis, who becomes a nurse practitioner and works with David Randall at the beginning of Trade Secrets. Broken Angel appeared in the 2011 print edition of Blood and Thunder, issue 11, pages 66-68.

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FORECLOSURE
The story of Lucian Spesser, and especially his older brother Julian. Lucian works for Jerry Aberdeen in Trade Secrets. Both brothers appear in Life Secrets, and in State Secrets Julian will be trying to assassinate presidential candidate Chamberlain (Champy) Phelps. Foreclosure appeared in the Fall 2011 print edition of The MacGuffin, volume XXVIII, issue 1, pages 123-128.

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HOME FOR BOYS
This short-short was originally a prologue for Trade Secrets. Like Foreclosure above, it features Lucian Spesser, this time at age twelve. It appeared in print and on-line the Spring 2012 edition of Black Fox (Issue #4, pp 7-8).

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THE WHITTAKER WAY
This short tells the story of how Roxy, David Randall's girlfriend in Trade Secrets, comes to understand what it means to be a Whittaker. It appeared in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Westview (Voiume 31, Issue 2, pp 31-19)..

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STAND ALONE STORIES


PRODUCT

A literary LA scam artist meets his match: noir published in The Blotter, tenth anniversary issue, May 2013, pp 14-19.

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WELL-FED
The future attractions of adventure travel. Originally published on-line by Vanilla Press in its journal Vanilla, Winter 2011. No longer available there.

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THIS IS WHAT WE DO TO MEN
A misanthropic literary agent’s weekend on the rack. Selected as a Finalist, Short Story America Prize 2017 and published in its Short Story America VI anthology, pp 132-140, 2017

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1922 NO D
Nerdy coin collectors need love too. Selected as a Finalist, Short Story America Prize 2018 and to be published in its Short Story America VII anthology, 2018.

NEW WORD
A teenaged boy's world is new in more ways than one. Selected as a Finalist, Short Story America Prize 2018 and to be published in its Short Story America VII anthology, 2018. Also selected for Honorable Mention (as What’s Going On) in the Glimmer Train Family Matters 2017 competition and for Special Mention (as Last Call for Childhood) in the Fabula Press 2017 Aestas Short Story Competition.


HUMOR


NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS January 4, 2015

Desperate to publish, a writer sells his soul to an established icon for co-authorship. Published in Booth, Issue 5, June 7, 2013.

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TERRY THE TURKEY LOVES TO FLY
A picture book for grades K-2. If you are interested in illustrating it, please contact me.
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