My Writing





  • “Transforming Interest: How to Teach Students to Write About Italian American Culture” in Italian Cultural Studies 2002: Selected Essays.

Current Work

Retreat, and Other Basic Maneuvers

A collection of interconnected stories. Maps included. Status: Finished.

VU Meter at 100 percent.

Ninety-Six Steps

A novel focusing on the youth of Calum Selvaggio, a peripheral character from Retreat, and Other Basic Maneuvers, as he struggles with the fear of change. Status: In Final Edits.

VU meter at 95 percent.

Ancestor Problems

Calum is now an adult. This novel branches into the lives of his family and friends as multiple characters cope with the issues of ancestry. Status: Early Drafting.

VU Meter at 15 percent.