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To accomplish great things one must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.


Background Information

Born and raised in Philadelphia, I was always asked the question ‘what are you going to do with your life?’ It was an easy question, but I never really had an answer. It was while in my junior year of high school that I was introduced to writing. After I graduated in the summer of 1983, I found myself making the trek into the workforce, and had taken a position as a data entry clerk with an agricultural publisher. Then I found out what it feels like to lose a job after 8 years...it sucked! After searching for a year, I then found myself taking a job as a reprint assistant for a medical publisher. That’s when I thought I had the answer to the question, ‘what are you going to do with your life?’ A career in publishing seemed to be it...it's the occupation that just kept finding me. But all good things must come to an end, and I was left in search of a job after 10 years, but I felt like a pro at it! Writing had always been something that I loved. I was writing everything from short stories to poetry to well, you name it.   So here I am, a newly published author of the book ‘What The Heart Yearns For’ and the recently published sequel 'The Long Road to Tomorrow'.   I've also just completed my next book, a children's story that I am in the process of getting illustrated and hope to have out in early 2010.  I finally have the answer to that question, even though it has taken most of my life to get there. I want to be a writer.After all, it's What The Heart Yearns For.

Birth Place
Philadelphia, PA USA
Accomplishments

I’ve had two poems ‘An Inspired Thought’ a poem inspired by Colin Firth, and 'Chatting with an Angel', published by the International Library of Poetry in their anthology ‘Timeless Voices’, which have been chosen as Editor’s Choice Award winning poems and have been included on a CD called ’The Sounds of Poetry’. I also have 3 other poems ‘What The Heart Yearns For’, ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ and ‘Today I Met A Woman’ to be published by the International Library of Poetry in upcoming anthologies.

Additional Information

I am currently working on my 2nd book, which is a continuation of 'What The Heart Yearns For'. I will be working on a children's book next, with a 4th book to follow.



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