Born in London, England, I came to the United States in 1960. I graduated from Carl Schurz High School in Chicago, after which I received a BA in English from Alliance College. In 1993, I received my MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. I have been an active member of Rotary International since 1988.
My father, a survivor of the Soviet gulag, influenced in me a love for writing. I always knew I could not write my own books until I had written his story. Two years ago, I completed "No Place to Call Home". It tells the tale of his imprisonment in Siberia and his eventual release. Travelling to join the army, his ship was torpedoed and sunk. After his rescue, he fought in Normandy, Belgium and Holland before being wounded just before the end of World War II. Each prison and place he goes to is "no place to call home" and at the end of the war, Poland is given away and he has no home to go to. It currently is awaiting publication.
My second book, "A Katrina Moment" has just been accepted for publication by PublishAmerica. The past two years I have spent researching the events of Hurrican Katrina and its aftermath. The story tells of two lovers who decide to stay in New Orleans during Katrina and end up helping in the relief efforts. The two band together with other survivors to create a new society, free of prejudice. Katrina wielded catastrophic destruction but this is in sharp contrast to the depth of humanity that is created.