THE FIRFLAKE: A CHRISTMAS STORY is an all-ages, illustrated short novel about the Ruprecht family and the stories they tell waiting for the First Snowflake of winter to arrive. They tell the legend of where the First Snowflake comes from, and also the story of how Papa Knecht came to help a man named Nicholas on his Christmas Eve mission. Available on AMAZON

THE MANY TORTURES OF ANTHONY CARDNO is a short story anthology in which every story features a main character named Anthony Cardno or some slight variation thereof. Authors who donated their stories include Mary Robinette Kowal, Christie Yant, Damien Angelica Walters, Joseph Pittman, Christopher Paul Carey, Kaaron Warren, Steve Berman, and Sabrina Vourvoulias. Also included is “Cold Statues,” one of the last original stories Jay Lake wrote before his untimely passing. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Available on AMAZON.




“Sneakers in the Sand,” one-act play originally published in SYBIL, the Elmira College literary magazine, and produced by the Elmira College Department of Theater in 1993. A diverse group of people, including a married couple, two young children, and a grandfather, react to a strange discovery on their community beach.


  • Okay, Axis, Here We Come! A History of The Invaders,” published in AMAZING HEROES #97, June 1986. A history of Marvel Comics’ World War Two super-team (Captain America & Bucky, The Human Torch & Toro, The Sub-Mariner, Spitfire, and Union Jack).

  • Keeping A Creative Trip Journal,” published in the March/April 1998 issue of CAMPING magazine. Ideas on how to make journaling a key part of summer adventure camp programming.

  • Inspiration From Nature,” published in the May/June 1998 issue of CAMPING magazine. Ideas and activities for summer camp creative writing programs.

  • Creating Community across Camp Programs,” published in the November/December 1998 issue of CAMPING magazine. Building community at camp is easier when you start by building community among your staff.