Born in Italy, moved to England in 1961 .
He is married, has two daughters and lives in Handforth, Cheshire. Having dabbled in writing
in his native country, he decided to resume this activity, as a hobby, on his retirement.
He has published three collections of poems:
one in 2005 entitled ‘Idle Thoughts’ (now out of print), a second one in 2008 called ‘Reflections’ and a third one entitled 'Poetry On Tap' available at Amazon.co.uk. Digital versions of these and other work can be found at Smashwords.com
He is a member of I*D Writers Group based in Shotton, Flintshire.
His work has been featured in various magazines and anthologies. A regular contributor to the websites ABCtales.com, Poetry24 and UKAuthors.co.uk, he was ‘Writer of the Month’ on the latter in December 2005.
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