"You should read TASTE OF TENDERLOIN. It probably won't change your life, but you may see it a little differently and consider folks you may not have thought of as real, breathing people with thoughts and fears and dreams and needs. People like you. In fact, but by the grace of Whatever you believe in, it could be you. Or me.
Real-life scares juxtaposed against fictional ones, and who can really tell where one leaves off and the other begins? What more could a horror-thriller fan ask for?"
- Mark Worthen, feoamante.com
"Readers should be warned that these characters seem fleshy and real, their tales often dark and hopeless. It is easy to get pulled into the hopeless feeling of this collection.
Taste of Tenderloin is a tight network of precise details and emotion presented, but firmly held back from influencing the reader in each story. A delicate balance of realism, surrealism and unique storytelling makes it a compelling read."
- Michele Lee , goodreads.com
" features eight short stories that bring the Tenderloin district of San Francisco to life. Since reading this book, two words have been stuck in my head: magical and transformative. Each story represents both of these words, figuratively and literally... Taste Of Tenderloin is such a well written, moving experience, I'm afraid that I haven't been able to do it justice. Buy it. read it. I think you will see what I mean."
- Erik Smith, amazon.com