ONCE UPON A TIME...
...I was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island where I had an interesting and creative childhood. Once in college, I studied psychology and philosophy, but since "thinking" didn't translate into earning money or job security, So I worked at a variety of different and unrelated jobs both in New York City and on Long Island.
For years, I enjoyed the hectic pace and cultural amenities of the City, but eventually I tired of the urban/suburban jungle, and exchanged it for the peace and solitude of rural living.
In between I managed to publish poems, short stories, essays and two prior books: The City of Light, a dystopian fantasy about the end of western civilization, and The Tale of Lucia Grandi, the Early Years, a novel about a dysfunctional suburban family. Along the way, I managed to collect two master's degrees.
When I'm not writing, I keep myself busy exhibiting and breeding my champion pekingese.
You can see them at: www.castleriggpekingese.com.