Commune is the story of an apple commune and the disparate group of wanderers who end up there. The commune becomes a microcosm of conflicts: dedicated vs. slacking, honest vs. traitorous, hopeful vs. cynical, and most importantly, connected vs. disconnected. Is one woman’s vision enough to carry the apple farm to a comfortable prosperity?
*Commune is the winner of the New Apple Literary Meritorious Award (Summer 2015) in the Humor category.
The story of an angst-ridden love triangle between Hannah, a newspaper pressroom manager; Warrior, typesetter and tattoo’d ex-circus performer and former Marine; and Declan, a drunken mechanic from Hannah’s past. Can Hannah make the right choice?
*Triptych is the winner of a Five Star Readers' Favorite Award.
Risa, a bossy, young teen, takes her annoying younger brother Yani on an exodus from their small Jewish community in California to Nevada to start a new life. Risa learns to break horses. She takes the money and becomes a silent partner in many small businesses, including the whorehouse across the street. The story details her rise in fortunes, her concern for Yani, and her marriage to an Irish expatriate.
For many years, I was a freelance typesetter/photocompositor. It was a wonderful occupation, and I loved every minute of it. Eventually, however, that occupation was “eaten up” by desktop publishing. This short memoir illuminates those years, and the time afterward, readjusting to life in the pink collar jungle.
*On Becoming a Dinosaur is the winner of a Five Star Readers' Favorite Award.
Dr. Frank Lally is a metal detector hobbyist. His wife has Alzheimer’s. His step-daughter is divorcing her cheating husband. His step-son is losing his job and hasn’t written a word on his novel. Frank wonders how he will keep it all together when, one day, he takes a long walk...
*Metal is the winner of a Five Star Readers' Favorite Award.