I'm a licensed private investigator. Trading as Mutual Investigative Services, I perform investigations for businesses, individuals and lawyers. To find out more, visit the Investigations page.
Drawing on my interesting and unusual experiences in the investigative arena and some knowledge of history, law and politics, I've crafted two books; The China Connection, a political thriller published in January 2003, and Little Sister Lost, a historical thriller released in November 2004 after winning an Editor's Choice Award from my publisher, Writers Club Press, an imprint of iUniverse, Inc.
Personalized, autographed copies of my books can also be ordered from this web site. Head over to the Books page to find out how to purchase your copy.
Called crossover novels in the trade, these fact-based fiction or creative non-fiction books have met success in both Christian and secular markets. To read exerpts from each, go to the Books page.
My third book, Echoes in the Wind, is a biography of an uncle of mine, Guy Vitale, a well-known athlete in the Boston metropolitan area in the 1930s, who possessed all the baseball tools necessary to make it to the Major Leagues, but did not.
Published in December 2007, the book explains why, and goes on to describe other aspects of his life, including some of his wartime experiences with the 311th Infantry Regiment of the 75th Infantry Division during WWII, and a fulfilling career as a CIA field agent.
My articles have appeared in The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Times, The Catholic Review, Pine Bluffs Post, The Towson Times, and Voices for the Unborn.
I also write Columns. One, Pro-Life Watch -- Political Commentary, appears occasionally in the Wyoming Catholic Register; another, Who's Flying Now, ran in 2005 in the Wyoming Rural Electric News (WREN) Magazine. In 2006, I was a frequent contributor to that magazine.
Since arriving in Wyoming, I've become involved in Wyomings political life, attending County and State GOP conventions as a delegate from Laramie County, serving on the Laramie County GOP Central Committee as a Committeeman, and helping the Hunkins for Governor Campaign with my writings.
In March 2005, I was elected to the Board of Directors. In May of that year, I was elevated to the position of President and Chairman of the Board. Since then, progress has been meteoric, and the Texas Trail Museum has assumed its rightful place among the fine Museums in the State of Wyoming, attracting tourists from all over the nation during the summer months. Visit the website at www.TexasTrailMuseumofLaramieCounty.org or call 307-245-3713 to schedule a tour.