After years of working in the aerospace industry, my fascination with stories and people's lives led me to study writing. I have a deep respect for how well-crafted writing can both convey a message and hold the reader's interest. The stories I write encompass large themes by bringing them down to the personal level. The people in my stories struggle with the triumphs and failings over their position in life. They face decisions, chances and fates that force them into reactions and hard choices. Putting a story together, whether written, spoken or sung is not a random act; it requires attention to both content and presentation. My hope is that readers will read not only for entertainment, but also to learn and ask further questions.