I wrote "The Difference Now" (my first book of poetry) after years and years of destroying my writing. Iíll save you the long story, but suffice it to say I grew up in an alcoholic household and as a result perfected the art of self-sabotage. It took me until I was 30-years old to finally figure out my past and learn from it. Then, when I turned 31, my alcoholic father took his own life. I was filled with grief, and also with the feeling that if I was going to write, at the very least I was no longer going to throw my work away. Iíd been writing poetry since I was about eight years old an more...