Graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University with a major in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. Spent the last 20 years consulting, teaching, and freelance writing.
Attended writer’s workshops taught by: Connie May Fowler, Arthur Golden, Al Young, Tom Robbins, Ann Hood, Wally Lamb, Patricia Sprinkle, Frank McCourt, Lisa Fraustino, Michael White, Francine Prose, Octavia Butler, and Ha Jin.
Published a regular column and articles in CityTempo Sarasota Magazine (now SRQ); a feature article, DOUBLE LIVES, in the February 2002 Premier Issue of the Longboat Key magazine; a short story, THEY HEARD THE MUSIC TOGETHER, published by RiverSedge Literary Magazine — University of Texas-Pan American; a short reflection-type piece published in Water's Edge Magazine -- WAITING FOR THE DRAWBRIDGE; and have had an INTERVIEW WITH TOM SELLECK and a short fiction piece published by CityTempo Magazine, and on the web, by Atlanta Singles Magazine, www.atlantasinglesmag.com, and a published INTERVIEW WITH THE LANDERS SISTERS.
A short fiction piece titled SUSPENDED LIFE published and given cover-page billing in the Volume 5 Issue 4 Winter 2001 of the literary magazine, The Unknown Writer. And, WE ONLY CONFESS IT TO OURSELVES published, and received the Editor's Choice Award, in the November 2002 issue of the literary magazine, Writers Of The Desert Sage. Guest Columnist for The Cleveland Plain Dealer — latest column: A REALLY ANNOYING ADVERTISEMENT - AT A BARGAIN PRICE. Guest Columnist and for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune — latest column: SOUTHERN EVENING WALKS TAKE LESS TIME.