No, I am not a graduate of any writing program anywhere.  But I’ve always been a wordsmith making a living on the page the way many writers do.  Some of my long list of word-related jobs include:  news radio producer (WWL New Orleans), legal proofreader, word processor, paralegal, biographer, newsletter editor, journalist, researcher, and professor.  But the main love has always been stories and poems. 


My novel The Coal Tower, set in Charlottesville, VA, is available now in softcover or e-reader on Amazon.

Young adult biographies:  Paul Laurence Dunbar, Jesse Owens, Dizzy Gillespie, Alice Walker, Elvis Presley.  Chelsea House Publishers, New York.  (Gillespie title selected for New York Public Library Best Books for Teens List 1993.)

Poems in Richmond Magazine, The Quarterly, Minetta Review, and Downtown.  My poems Your Peach and Mine and Immigrant Reflection placed in the 2018 Poetry Society of Virginia competitions.  Immigrant Reflection also placed 2nd in the 2018 James River Writers/Shann Palmer Poetry Contest.

A pair of short stories in Turnstile and another in Northern Virginia Review.

I am the Tech Talk editor for OT Practice magazine.