Background: Editor/Publisher of several multi-author collections including THE BIBLE OF HELL (2000) and THERE IS SOMETHING IN OCTOBER (2005), and the award winning literary journals, PENNY DREADFUL: TALES & POEMS OF FANTASTIC TERROR and SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE.
Education: Jersey City State University where I edited the school's art & literary magazine, EXCALIBUR.
Early influences: Eugene Field, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Mark Twain.
Later influences: Edgar A. Poe, William Blake, William Shakespeare, Lord Byron
Favorite authors: Along with the above, Hermann Hesse, Charles Dickens, Bliss Carman, M.P. Shiel, Algernon Blackwood, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, Ayn Rand, Louise Webster, Kevin N. Roberts, Scott Thomas, John B. Ford, Matt Cardin, Pamela Constantine, Jane Stuart, Carl Brennan, Stephen Brooke, Annie Finch, Kendall Evans, J.A. Belial, K.S. Hardy, K.L. Haley, Suellen Luwish, Tamara Latham & many others.
Favorite music: Frankie Laine, Johnnie Ray, Kay Starr, Johnnie Ray, Teresa Brewer, Connie Francis, Georgia Gibbs, Doris Day, Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, Dion, Kitty Kallen, The Hilltoppers, The Chordettes, The Fontane Sisters, The Crew-Cuts, Somethin' Smith & The Redheads, Crystal Gayle, Renee Olstead, Brian Setzer, Meschiya Lake, and many others.
Favorite films: The Third Man, Orphee, Pennies from Heaven, Zardoz, The Lady from Shanghai, The Seventh Seal, White Zombie, Night & the City, Odd Man Out, Sweet Smell of Success, A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), Tales of Hoffman, Pandora & the Flying Dutchman, Dreams that Money Can Buy, Eraserhead, Badlands, Apocalypse Now, Hannah & Her Sisters, Chimes at Midnight, The Trial, Vampyr, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Sunrise, Louisana Story, Roots of Heaven, Moby Dick, Casablanca, The Devil & Daniel Webster, Moonchild, Meshes in the Afternoon, Shane, Attack, Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange, Excalibur, The Vikings, The Searchers, Hour of the Wolf, Smiles of a Summer Night, The Old Man & the Sea, and many others.
Favorite artists: Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell, Arthur Hughes, Gustav Klimt, Marc Chagall, Dante Rosetti, Gustave Dore
Favorite tv shows: Supernatural, Twin Peaks, Star Blazers, Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Goodies