I Animal

Book Cover: I Animal



Q: When trusting your baser instincts threatens to strip your hold on sanity, who do you turn to?

A: A turkey in the woods.

A primal force awakens in Tommy after learning of his mother’s impending death. She’s all right, not in the hospital on life support or anything, but her days are numbered. Returning to Buffalo made all kinds of sense, but Tommy’s efforts to “take care of” his mom faceplant when she refuses to let him help around the house. He teeters on the cusp of crashing into old patterns – but this canine has learned a few tricks since leaving for LA.

Tommy engages his writer-brain in passing the time concocting elaborate plots, second-guessing his cousin’s livelihood – certain something more nefarious is brewing. And yet, who is he to point fingers when waking up covered in dirt with no memory becomes a regular “thing”?

Amidst a neurotic, potentially psychotic, break Tommy is forced to face a past ready to plow right into his future.


Date City Bookstore/Venue

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5.22.19 San Francisco, California Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop 7pm-10pm
5.4.19 Redondo Beach, California Redondo Beach Public Library (Main Library) 12pm-1pm
11.24.18 Redondo Beach, California Creating Conversations, A Mysterious Galaxy Partner 3pm-5pm
10.6.18 Redondo Beach, California Coffee Cartel 3pm-4:30pm



Date City


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8.17.18 Buffalo, New York Revolution Gallery 6pm-8pm
8.13.18 Morenci, Michigan Stair District Library 5:30pm-7pm
8.12.18 Traverse City, Michigan Horizon Books 2pm-4pm
8.11.18 Grand Rapids, Michigan The Sparrows Coffee & Tea & Newsstand 6pm-7:30pm
8.10.18 Louisville, Kentucky Nanny Goat Books 6pm-8pm
8.9.18  Chicago, Illinois RoscoeBooks 6:30pm-8pm


Publisher: Tumbleweed Books
Reviews:MJ Moores wrote:

Reminiscent of Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, I Animal immerses you in the head space of a Xennial neuroses.
(MJ Moores, author of The Chronicles of Xannia)

Matt Marcinkiewicz wrote:

...a much more philosophical version of the movie 'Buffalo '66' (which was created by another Buffalo-to-LA expat). Similarly noir-ish and enjoyably absurd...this novel however runs quite a bit deeper.

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