His first writing project was a non-fiction book about the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the small village of Medjugorje in then Yugoslavia, now Bosnia-Herzegovina. Titled: “Medjugorje, A Pilgrim’s Journey.” Originally published in 1991; with the forward and collaboration by Author, John Westermann (Exit Wounds). Because of popular demand it was re-released (Second Edition) in 2010. Also, the book is in the process of its Spanish language translation due for completion mid-2015.
He is presently in the completion stage of novel “SCHISM” A fantasy about an unheard of problem in Heaven. He has also written the screenplay adaptions for both “SCHISM” and “THE HESTER STREET KIDS.” In the past he has written articles for the National Catholic Register and articles about Marian apparitions for local Long Island, NY publications.
He was awarded a Bachelor of Science Social Welfare with a minor in psychology and a Master’s of Science in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University School of Social Service with emphasis on psycho-dynamic psychotherapy.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 1990 when I returned from a Pilgrimage to a small then Yugoslavian (now Bosnia-Hercegovina) village named Medjugorje where the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing to visionaries since June 1981. Because of the wonder I experienced there I was inspired and compelled to write about my miraculous experiences.
What's the story behind your latest book?
“The Hester Street Kids,” “A Story about Immigrant Life In New York Under The Hands of The Sicilian Mafia….” This moving historic Drama/Thriller has finally been released in Hardcover, Softcover and eBook Editions. Set in New York’s Little Italy in the 1950’s, this character-driven drama is mysterious, sensual and driven by a female protagonist. It weaves lies with love, treachery with truth, and explores the ultimate meaning of moral fortitude, honesty, passion, and loyalty.
This inspirational work is a true story about one man's journey in search of his God. His adventure led him to a remote village in then, Communist Yugoslavia, now Bosnia-Hercovinia. Medjugorje is referred to by many as a "Place of Miracles." Updated Second Edition.
"The feisty daughter of a Little Italy pharmacist learns of her father's secret prominence in the New York Mob. Her discovery unravels lies and treachery that stir her very existence and risk her search for love.”