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For most of my life, I have been interested in three areas: writing, weightlifting and reptiles.


Background Information

I write because I am compelled to do so, at times to entertain myself or others, at other times to release the tension and demons within. Although most of my more recent stories have carried themes of social protest, the genres have included horror, science fiction and erotica. In addition to writing, I have spent the last twenty-four years teaching English composition, literature, cultural studies, ESL, and especially, creative writing. I have taught English in the United States, Costa Rica and Mexico. During my travels, I managed to earn my Ph.D. in literature and my TESOL certificate, and I have published, besides the fiction, a few articles on topics such as literature, herpetology, and weightlifting. I have lived in five states, and I have traveled to China and through a good part of Central and South America. Now I live with my wife in Mexico. In addition to writing, I am now trying to improve my Spanish with my wife’s help and get back into the gym. My wife and I also travel throughout Mexico and raise reptiles, including a ball python and a couple of turtles.

Birth Place
Philadelphia, PA USA
Accomplishments

B.A. from Colorado State University
M.A. from Iowa State University
Ph.D. from the University of South Florida
TESOL certificate from the USF
various powerlifting and weightlifting trophies and medals

Additional Information

publications this year: "From Naturalism to Modernism: The Social Protest of Chester Himes" (literary analysis) "By Any Other Name: An Erotic Novel of Suppression and Freedom" (erotic novel) "That Way Madness Lies: The Mayan Immortality Curse" (horror novel, revised edition, first published in 2000)

Favorite Links

Adult Fiction for Thinking Minds
a website dedicated to my erotic fiction and more biographic information






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