I am a Canadian-American author and Writer’s Digest mainstream literary short story winnerAs a political science graduate and an investment accountant turned author of speculative fiction and nonfiction, I have authored short stories and articles for magazines as well as anthologies, including my recent publication with Chicken Soup for the Soul.

My storytelling embraces several mediums: novellas, novels, nonfiction books, and articles. Current projects include my hard science fiction novel Clonedroid: The New Wave, and epic narrative nonfiction, Blue Mountain. Both books will be available for release shortly. 

Nonfiction pieces and articles include, Going Grey, which published in the winter 2014-2015 issue of THE NEW BARKER magazine; and, A Lifelong Underdog Finally Goes Home A Winner, which published in spring 2014 issue of the same magazine.

Fiction shorts include One More Day, which published with CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL (My Crazy Family) in 2018The Last Laugh in the anthology WHAT A CHARACTERSightseeing in the anthology LET'S TALKThe Black Death in the anthology ZOMBIE NATION: ST. PETE; and, Dreams of Home in THE FLORIDA WRITER magazine.

As an active member of the Florida Writers Association, I contribute to the Florida Writers Association, Writer's Groups as a critique group leader and mentor in St. Petersburg, providing online assistance to writers interested in improving their craft. 

Much of my nonfiction centers on my life as a veteran greyhound owner, foster parent, and rescue volunteer, and now, the fact that I am a huge supporter of Florida's Constitutional Amendment 13 and the COMMITTEE TO PROTECT DOGS. It is a measure that, if passed, will ban dog racing in the state of Florida, and save dogs from ongoing exploitation. I believe that greyhounds should grow up as pets, and not as the disposable commodities of greed. I also believe that voters have the right to decide how their tax dollars are spent in relation to propping up a decaying industry rooted in animal exploitation.

Apparently, the Florida's State government and Supreme Court agree with me. On September 7, 2018, the Florida Supreme Court overturned a circuit judge's ruling, and racing industry efforts, to remove Amendment 13 from the November 2018 state ballot. I am thrilled to say that Amendment 13 will remain on the ballot. This offers Florida voters a chance to voice their opinions, and protect dogs from the injuries, illnesses, and deaths related to track life.