This writer is looking for an agent.
Any of my contacts know anyone associated with Bob's Burgers? I have a spec script I'd like to send to them.
I have two completed novels and a collection of short stories for which I am seeking an agent and/or publisher:
PIP VAN WINKLE
A Sleepy Hollow Novel (YA/New Adult novel)
Seventeen year-old Piper van der Berg is a modern-day Rip Van Winkle—except when she wakes after 25 yrs, she hasn’t aged a single day. Can she adjust to the strange world of 2021 and her sudden celebrity? Will the desperate Russian spy posing as her Chemistry teacher get his hands on her blood, which he believes is the key to the fountain of youth? Can the ghost of author Washington Irving (who is responsible for this whole mess in the first place) set things right?
With the aid of a Ouija board and a boy who is a medium, Pip and her new friends must race against time to contact the ghost of Irving and return her to 1996 before it’s too late.
Keywords: Séance, Washington Irving, ghost, Sleepy Hollow, time travel, parallel universe
INACTION HERO (literary novel)
Jon, the titular "inaction hero," is haunted by September 11, 2001, the day he lost his fiancée, Philomena. Now, after a horrible train derailment—in which he may or may not have survived—Jon finds himself reliving key turning points in his life. Guided by three mysterious hobos, Jon returns to the deathbed of his mother; to the emotional breakup with his second true love Amelia, for whom he still pines; and, of course, to the actual day of 9/11. Will going backward finally allow him to move forward?
A literary ghost story, Inaction Hero is told from multiple POVs (including Philomena's), though mainly Jon's, and deals with grief and loss, moving forward after a loved one's death, and most importantly—second chances.
Keywords: 9/11, grief, ghost, heartbreak
WRECK CENTER AND OTHER STORIES (Nine of the twenty-five stories have been previously published)
In “Wreck Center,” can five elderly friends turn back the clock to their youthful, happier days by lovingly restoring an old car? Will a man go through with his plan to kill his barber, whom he blames for his bad luck after a botched haircut (“Barbercide”)? In “Impermanence,” a NYC firefighter is killed on 9/11, which still has a lasting effect on her parents a dozen years later. In “Raven's Descent,” two teens try to survive in a world in which a pandemic has wiped out all adults. In "Time to Go," a young man travels back in time to Woodstock, 1969—but things don't go as planned. Also included is a modernization of the Ernest Hemingway classic, here titled “Old Man and the C.”
River and South Review:
Onyx Publications (audio version followed by an interview with me:
Get Me the F Out of Here
The Westchester Review:
Trying out Kindle Vella for a story of mine (Raven's Descent) that's probably too long to submit anywhere. It'll be serialized into five episodes:
Donald Capone’s novel, Just Follow Me, was published by Pen-L Publishing in 2014 and republished by the author in 2018. His short stories have been published in the anthologies Sudden Flash Youth; The Westchester Review (2013, 2014 & 2020 editions); Short on Sugar, High On Honey: Micro Love Stories (2018); See You Next Tuesday; and The Ampersand volume 4; as well as Weekly Reader’s READ magazine, Word Riot, River and South Review, Onyx Publications online journal (and podcast), and Prime Number Magazine (forthcoming).