Welcome! Pull up a chair, grab a cup and see what makes me tick. For a good book, film or TV show, check out my Influences tab. When I'm not writing, I'm playing racquetball, the most exhilarating sport on the planet. I keep a blog for daily rants (and another for monthly diatribes) and finished a new novel called True Colors Detective Agency, about 5th graders Lauren and Lani, two junior sleuths from Oakland, California who take on local mysteries no one else has the time (or talent) to solve. Along with novels, I love writing screenplays and can't wait to see one of my stories hit the big screen. If you want to send an email, click here. I have a few snapshots of my inner circle and our fun-filled activities. Then there's Alice, who makes each day as fun and rich as life can be. I'm one lucky guy. I hope to be around till I'm 100. I'm going for it!