of the 2015 "Big Read" Ursula K. Le Guin Short Story Contest
is the author of the critically-acclaimed Southie crime thriller
Confessions of the Meek & the Valiant, and the award-winning
historical novel Manisses based on the legends and rich history
of Block Island, Rhode Island.
In 2011, along
with a handful of talented local authors, he founded the 501(c)3
of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA)
to help promote, market and sell the state's best books throughout
the region and the country. With a membership of over 200 authors,
it is Rhode Island's fastest growing arts organization.
frequently to schools, libraries and civic organizations about his
books, the growing trend in independent publishing, and about an
assortment of special topics in book writing and marketing.
and his wife Dawn are the founders of Stillwater
The Little Black Bauble - CD
Words and Music by Kenneth McKenna
Story read by Steven R. Porter
Written with Brain Beneduce