An American author and screenwriter, he is known for such novels as Tough Luck, Twisted City, Panic Attack, and Nothing Personal. He also published several comic books and graphic novels.
He wrote several plays that were performed at Off-Off Broadway theater companies in New York City.
His 2010 graphic novel, The Chill, won an Anthony Award in 2011.
He grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He and his wife later became parents to one daughter.
He and Bret Easton Ellis became members of the same New York literary circle.