I started telling stories as soon as I learned how to talk. When I was in the tenth grade I wrote my first novel, which could be described as “The Breakfast Club meets The Book of Revelations.”
Since then I’ve written several considerably better stories. My short fiction has appeared a number of publications and my novel, "The Night Highway," is currently out to agents. I'm also on the fourth draft of a second novel as well as working on a number of new short stories.
When I’m not reading or writing I’m either working as a librarian or training for a marathon with my wife. I have been fortunate enough to visit seventeen countries (including Chile and New Zealand). I have worked on a number of big budget film sets and interned at Nickelodeon Studios. I'm also undertaking a never-ending quest for the world’s greatest hot sauce!
The Night Highway
Seventeen-year-old twins Poe and Shelley Carpenter live happily with their brother and sister on a secluded estate. They act like normal teenagers, binge watching YouTube and connecting with friends online. However, they must wear gloves, hoods and masks because anyone who sees their skin immediately dies – and they don’t know why. For everyone’s safety, they are forbidden from leaving their adopted father’s property. Despite these restrictions, Shelley dreams of forming a band and traveling the world, while Poe has a secret online girlfriend named Carmen.
After a tragedy strikes their family, the four teens find themselves lost in a world that misunderstands them. Their best hope for survival is to reach the man who left them with their father years ago. With Carmen’s help, they embark on a road trip across America. Along the way they encounter a sadistic sheriff and a town that tries to burn them for being demons, all the while discovering that their father knew more about their past than he let on. Shelley and Poe are determined to protect their siblings, who are brilliant but naïve, and find a home where they will be safe, but ultimately they must face what is under their masks. Are they actually demons or angels in disguise.
Imagine if the family in "Umbrella Academy" had the deadly powers of the creatures in Josh Malerman’s "Birdbox."