I was born in Sarasota and raised in Bradenton. Before it became the bustling metropolis it is today, entertainment there for young people was at a premium. I read a lot of books and watched a lot of movies. All of that sparked my imagination to create my own stories. But a deep seated desire to serve the public won over that, so off to USF in Tampa I went.
While living here, I've seen and done so much: learned the art of goaltending at Terrace Sports, met my wife at the Cuban Club in Ybor City while throwing beads with the Krewe of Mambi, witnessed the births of my progeny, and hosted wine tasting events even though I know nothing about rotten grapes. I have met some of the most amazing and kind hearted people here. Tampa is a collection of cultures and personalities that meld together into a unique cocktail with a flavor that cannot be replicated elsewhere.
Throughout my academic, personal, and professional life, I have always been complimented on my ability to write. I had been in the habit of jotting down story ideas, but they never progressed far from that. In 2013, I decided to do something about it.
Inspired by this city and the interesting mix people within it, I have wrote my first book and am finishing the sequel. It is in the process of being edited, with the hopes of getting it published before the end of 2018. Stay tuned!
When I'm not working, playing hockey, or forgetting to water the gardenias, I type my stories at a pace of 30 words per minute. Because I never learned how to typewrite. I hope you enjoy the fruits of my efforts because at the heart of it all, it's why I do it.