CLATTERING & other tales of the rails


I am currently working on a novella entitled Clattering, to be published the summer of 2018. In addition to the novella Clattering, this collection includes short stories and memoirs about the Penn Central, Conrail, and AMTRAK railroads and also an exclusive interview with Virginia Hulick, a retired traveling nurse who served on the Florida to New York trains of the Seaboard Air Line, Seaboard Coastline, and AMTRAK railroads.  The story collection incorporates several period photographs of the Penn Central, Conrail and AMTRAK railroads.

Clattering is the first of three sequels to my Irish historical fiction novel Six Counties Sevens Sins. Brian “Pockets” Blaney is heading home from a troublesome sojourn in the North of Ireland. He has placed his own tumultuous life on hold in order to expedite final arrangements for his youngest brother, Teddy, who lived estranged from the rest of the family. While travelling aboard The Wall Street train from Newark to the family home Birmingham Junction, an epiphany unearths the root of Pockets’ self-destructive lifestyle, thus setting his life back onto the right track.

Clattering Cover




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