I've been writing since ... well, since before I could write. When I was a toddler, I used to draw squiggly lines on a sheet of paper and insist that I was writing something. Those epics have not been preserved. The desire and need to put words on paper have survived, however.
In spite of which, for a long time I dabbled in writing, fiddled around with it, started stories and didn't finish them. Then I stopped doing even that. Instead, I whined about my desire to be a writer. One day, after listening to me whine, my wife, Leonore, said, "So why don't you write?"
It was as though a light had gone on. Well, yeah, why didn't I write? So I finished some stories and managed to sell a couple of them, and then I finished a novel and sold it to a major publisher. I was a writer. (I'm leaving out the hard parts, but they're rather boring, really.)
The published stuff is listed below. Click on the titles for more information about each work.
Business Secrets from the Stars
The Cavaradossi Killings
The Children of Shiny Mountain
Children of the Undead
The Green God
The Prisoner of the Blood series:
Star Trek novels:
Time and the Soldier
Time for Sherlock Holmes
At Home with Solar Energy (out of print)
The Dead Hand of Mrs. Stifle
Once a Jew, Always a Jew?
The Surprising Benefits of Being Unemployed
Self-Publishing Tools, Tips, and Techniques
When We Landed on the Moon: A Memoir
Damon the Caiman
A very long story — or, if you prefer, a very short novel — combining suspense, psychological drama, and a strong hint of The Twilight Zone. I published it as a standalone e-book. Click here for the details.
In the early days, some of my short stories were published in men's magazines, and I don't mean Playboy. They were all pretty good stories, in my opinion, with science-fictional or fantasy elements, but that wasn't what attracted the editors. Later, I sold some to more standard genre outlets. The e-book revolution has inspired me to put those and a few unpublished stories together as a collection, published as an e-book.
For more details about the collection, click on this link: Earthmen and Other Aliens.