The Poet's Garage

Thank you for visiting The Poet’s Garage website, home of my new novel, Lucky Ride, and my poetry collection, The Poet’s Garage, along with my poetry, short stories, non-fiction, and a sample of the novel. You’re welcome to touch anything, but please beware of greasy words.

Lucky Ride

Maxy Award Finalist for Literary Fiction and Humor
Bookfest Second Place Award for Literary Fiction
Bookfest Third Place Award for Historical Fiction

San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention for General Fiction

[An] engaging tale of nomadic hippiedom . . . Flash’s journey is frightening and heartening.” – The San Francisco Chronicle

My irreverent Vietnam-era road novel, Lucky Ride, was published by Unsolicited Press on December 31, 2021. You can order the novel by clicking here. The novel is also available from most retailers, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, and your local bookstore. Here is where you can find versions for kindle and other e-book formats. The novel is also available as an audio book.

Set in the Vietnam War era, Lucky Ride tells the story of a recent veteran, an unraveling marriage, and a hitchhiking trip steeped in hippie optimism, post-war skepticism, and drug-induced fantasy. Read more about the novel, including a review and excerpts, here.

The Poet’s Garage

Pushcart Prize Nominee

Poet's Garage cover design

My poetry collection The Poet’s Garage is available from Unsolicited Press, Powell’s, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and other retailers. You can also support your local bookstore by searching for them on Indiebound. The Poet’s Garage has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Here are Reviews of The Poet’s Garage.

The collection includes many of the poems mentioned on the Poetry page and a couple of flash flash fiction pieces, along with some new poems.

Please visit the Audio and Video page for clips of me reading several poems.

For future readings and other appearances, please visit the Events page, though live events are unlikely until the pandemic subsides.