Hi, and welcome to my site. I’m an author, magazine writer and investigative journalist. Showtime just turned my latest book, The Murder of Sonny Liston, into a feature documentary that you can see on demand. Next up is a movie version that should go into production in 2021.
My instincts always lead me to crime and politics, though I somehow managed to spend twenty years in the investigations unit at ESPN. Four books have also allowed me to join the NASCAR tour for a season; delve into the history of Vince McMahon for a New York Times best-selling unauthorized biography; chronicle America’s history with steroids; and turn into a cold case cop to investigate the decades-old death of Sonny Liston, the infamous heavyweight champion of the word.
I’ve been lucky to win numerous awards for my magazine work lately, including from the National Association of Black Journalists (for science writing), the Associated Press Sports Editors (for investigative reporting), the National Headliners Club, the New York Press Club, and the World’s Best Radio Programs and World’s Best TV & Films awards.
These days I live in historic home in Wilmington, North Carolina. If you stop by, you’ll probably see with me with a laptop on the porch swing, working on a sequel to my debut novel, which is awaiting publication. The only moss that grows around here is the Spanish type that’s hanging from the crepe myrtles in our yard.
In this chronicle of the the struggles of African Americans to play tennis in the segregated south, a five-year-old meets a black doctor who changes history by building a clay court in his back yard. Think Green Book, through a tennis lens, with Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe as guest stars.
The Massacre That Spawned The Alt.Right
Forty years ago, a gang of Klansmen and Nazis murdered five communists in broad daylight. America has never been the same.
Reporting with Peter Keating in Politico Magazine
In this chronicle of the the struggles of African Americans to play tennis in the segregated south, a five-year-old meets a doctor who changes history by building a clay court in his back yard. Think Green Book, through a tennis lens, with Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe as guest stars.