Sting of the Heat Bug

A companion blog to my memoir, "Sting of the Heat Bug"

Seeing in the Dark

Sting of the Heat Bug is a memoir about miracles and magic, wishes and prayers, innocence and experience, love and loss and love again. It’s also about faith — the … Continue reading

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In Memory of Larry Hunt

A largely unsung legend has passed away too soon. Here is the text of a story I published in The Register Citizen about mask-maker/performer Larry Hunt in April 2010. Rest … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Donna Marie Merritt’s new poetry book: “We Walk Together”

Some poems in Donna Marie Merritt’s new chapbook, We Walk Together, will speak to you; some may not. For me, the first six poems were insightful glimpses into everyday life … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Interview on Nutmeg Cable TV

On September 15, 2015, I sat down with Linda Cavanaugh, host of Nutmeg TV’s “Eye 2 Eye” segment, and talked about my books, Sting of the Heat Bug and It … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Author Spotlight: Interview with the Vampire Novelist, Douglas R. Werner

Douglas R. Werner looks and talks and acts like a normal guy. Then he shows you his series of Vampire Wives Tales novels he has penned. Not your stereotypical stake-through-the-heart-to-kill-him … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Author Spotlight: Artist, author, teacher Mary Carroll Moore

Mary Carroll Moore is a well-known artist, author and teacher and a former member of Shepaug River Writers, where she helped critique chapters from my memoir Sting of the Heat … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Author Spotlight: Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz

I met Aaron Krerowicz quite by accident. A while back, I attended a Performer Showcase at UConn’s Torrington campus, an event sponsored by Torrington Library. It featured authors like myself, … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Father and Son

In honor of Father’s Day (upcoming) and of the anniversary of my father’s death (today, June 18), I am reprising a chapter from my book of interviews with Dad, It … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Chatting with Joe Torrington (and Paul Bentley)

Most people in or near Torrington know Paul Bentley, or know of him. He taught for years in Region 10 (Harwinton-Burlington) and is a fixture backstage at the Warner Theatre, … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Flights of Fancy with Storyteller Ernie Barker

Welcome, Ernie Barker! We’ve known each other for about 20 years, and I’ve always been intrigued by your various literary projects, all based on U.S. history. You’ve compiled Civil War … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Spotlight on Cortney Davis

I first met Cortney Davis in 1988, when she and her soon-to-be-husband, Jon Gordon, visited me and my soon-to-be-wife, Jean Sands, in Harwinton, Connecticut. Cortney immediately impressed me with her … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 1 Comment