I grew up on Long Island in New York. I attended Adelphi University where I studied Psychology, played lacrosse, and was the freshman class president. There I would have my first success with publishing my poetry when an on-campus poetry contest honored me by selecting all six of my submissions for inclusion in their poetry book.
After college, I joined the Marine Corps where I served honorably for three years. In 1982, I was named Marine of the Year for Camp Smedley D. Butler in Okinawa, Japan and then was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
My poems have been featured in Praxis magazine for Arts & Literature, the BeZine, and in the Felan.
I self-published my first two books of poetry, Poetry from a Wabi Sabi Heart, My Angel, My Muse, and recently, Per Mutations of Solace.
I am working on my debut novel, a fantasy that draws on African myth, folklore, and legend.