A.J.'s Published Works


The Silver Talon and Destiny's Map: Vol. I

Medieval Literature: The Basics (co-author Dr. Angela Weisl, Seton Hall University) - Routledge (April 2018)

Wrestling the Dragon: How I Fought Diabetes and Won


How I Protect and Serve with Type I Diabetes - Insulin Nation

We Are Never Alone in Our Fight Against the Dragon - The Diabetic Journey

Scholarly Articles

Understanding Death in Brown and Poe: Backgrounds and Continuities - The Oswald Review, Vol. 16, Issue 1

"Michael": Wordsworth's Overture to the Next Generation - Momentum, Vol. IV, Issue 1

Short Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Hybrid Work

The Last Will and Testament of Harry B. Balsagna (Finalist, 2017 New Alchemy Contest) - Permafrost Magazine Issue 39.2 

Landscape (from my unpublished novel-in-progress The Painter), (Honorable Mention, First Chapter Contest) - The Lindenwood Review Issue 8 (2017)

The Little Girl and the Wolf - Rose Red Review Issue 19 Winter 2016

Identity Theft - Flash Fiction Magazine (May 2017)

Parking Deck Kiss - NAILED Magazine

The Boy Carved from Wood - Quantum Fairy Tales

The Second Never Noticed - Harpur Palate Issue 17.1 

Snowfall Sarcophagus - Breath & Shadow Issue 14.4 (Fall 2017)

--Reprinted in--

Blanket Sea Magazine May 2018

Wordgathering June 2018

Romance of RosesDoor = Jar Magazine Issue 6 Winter 2017

Fare L'Autostop - The Laurel Review - Fearsome Critters: A Millennial Arts Journal Inaugural Issue (April 2019)

Moku in the Dark - L'Ephemere Review Issue IX: Dalliance (Spring 2018)

Discovering the Dragon - Breath & Shadow Summer 2018

Mirror, Mirror, in the Pool - Bewildering Stories Issue 760  - (selected as an Editor's Choice in the 2018 Second Quarterly Review)

The Bathroom DoorBards and Sages Quarterly (October 2020)

The Cure - Mysterion Online (June 2021)

The Story of Anas and Bali - Queer Blades: A Sword and Sorcery Romance Anthology (forthcoming)

Big Red - Fractured Lit (June 2021)

Surviving Time - THE MODERN DEITY'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY, a ZNB anthology (July 2021) - This story is dedicated to my cousin Molly, her daughter Penelope, and all those who battle cystic fibrosis. For more information on CF, or to donate money towards research and a cure, visit: https://www.cff.org

Treedom - Metaphorosis Magazine (November 2021)


Shadowscape - The Tishman Review Issue 4.3 July 2018

An author photo from my high school days...

AJ signing and selling copies of The Silver Talon to support the JDRF