Like most everyone, I began doing plays when I was young, both as an actor and a technician. I paid for some of my college as a stage carpenter and a stage hand. All the while the various characters I played (must be hundreds by now) slaked my creative thirst.
I started my writing career by winning a national poetry contest while still in school. After earning a Master's Degree in Theatre, in Directing, I worked as a theatre educator and spent most of my career in the arts as a writer or a theatre director working with playwrights in developing new scripts. I also worked on some independent films, as well as working as a stage hand on television lots and major theatres.
Getting married and raising a couple of sons slowed things down a bit and so I began to write plays and screenplays. I've produced or directed many original plays including my own as well as television commercials and short films. In my other writing career, I've done film reviews and essays for local newspapers.
In 2000, after years of research into life in the Spanish colonies, I published my historical novel about one of South America's most intriguing heroines: _MANUELA_ (ISBN 0-9704250-0-7) has consistently garnered top reviews.
I currently live in Seattle. Some friends and I are producing staged readings of pulp-fiction era novels which we are working at getting read in schools. Of course, I'm still writing screenplays, while I research another novel.
I also published a short work of actor's guidelines on Kindle recently: _Everything I Learned About Life I Learned As An Actor_ (ISBN 0-9704250-3-1). Check it out.