I  grew up in Rochester, New York, attended Villanova University, and received my  MA from the City College of New York.   

My fist published novel, The Book of Ash (October, 2013), a dystopic comedy, was described by one reviewer as, “1984 meets Fight Club.”  More recently, Vine Leave Press has published three collections of my short stories: Two Syllable Men (April 2016), What’s Wrong With This Picture? (2019), and Automatically Hip (2022)

I also teach writing at Sacred Heart University and the Rochester Institute of Technology, help to direct a nonprofit organization in New York City, and am a columnist for The Good Men Project.