Began writing in junior high school; in college, I had the good fortune to have one-on-one poetry tutorials with Richard Eberhart, Gwendolyn Brooks and James Dickey Have also written pllays and novellas, a musical (book, lyrics and music), as well as classical-style music (mostly chamber).
Graduate of Sarasota High School, Sarasota, Florida, 1977
Graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida in 1980. Was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity.
Worked as a copy editor, literary assistant, then for the French investment bank Credit Lyonnais in Manhattan for 15 years.
From 1980 to 1986 acted in over twenty stage plays at the Players of Sarasota, the Siesta Key Actors' Theatre, and other local stage venues in Sarasota.