I was born in a steel town with air so toxic it killed more than a dozen people one Halloween night.
At 19, I joined the Army where I learned how to light cigars in the rain and fish with hand grenades.
I've worked as a spiker on the railroad, a short order cook, a carpenter, newspaper editor, blues musician and ad man.
I'm working on a happy ending.
Elmore Leonard, Raymond Chandler and the usual suspects.
New novel should be ready to send out by the new year.
Richard Abate - Endeavor
Simon & Schuster (ghost writer)
St. Martins Minotaur (under my name)
Doctors without Borders
Chatham County Animal Rescue
Durham County Family Shelter
Durhan County Literacy Council
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