A Bit About Me

I'm a product of New York City, where every time you turn around, there's a new story to tell or poem to write. While attending Bayside High School I realized writing was to be my future. I chose the military instead of college, where I first became a published writer. As Journalist 3rd Class in the Navy, I edited and wrote for my unit's newsletter, with some articles re-published by the Navy Times.  Following my discharge, I enrolled in journalism night classes in New York University, while working as an editorial assistant at The New York Journal-American, the country's largest afternoon daily newspaper. I soon became a general assignment reporter, before moving on to the short-lived New YorkWorld Journal Tribune and then The Long Island Press.

 

In the wake of the declining newspapers of the 60s, I turned to public relations and advertising, first with The Long Island Rail Road, then for my own agency, while, at the same time, always keeping pen to paper creating original articles and poems, in addition to press releases and speeches.

 

In 1985, I chucked the commercialism of the business world and moved to the island of Crete, Greece, to return full time to my first love, Creative Writing. My fiction, poetry, magazine articles and news stories have appeared in numerous publications in the United States, Greece and Great Britain. Among my numerous published works is the classic 1950s bio-fiction coming-of-age novel, Be Bop A Lula, as well as the best-selling free verse poetry book, the sadness of happy times, among others.