Attended Columbus College of Art and Design in 1969 did not graduate due to injuries sustained in a car accident. I worked in the graphic arts industry with my first exposure being a job at the Ad Services department of the Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio.
Over the ensuring 40 years I also gained experience in Silk Screen, Flexograhy, and various printing and production methods to numerous to mention. I studied photography through a profesionally guided distance learning program. After moving to Canada in 1970 to get married to my wfe Janet I worked as a children's photographer.
I've freelanced as a cartoonist submitted features to all the major syndicats had several near misses but no syndicated publications.
While my primary background has been in the visual arts I have always written as well. Between 1983 and 1992 I was a co-owner of a Daycare centre in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada I began writing children's stories for use in our centre and with a view to eventual publication fate however interviened and those ambitions were put aside.
Only recently I begain to write again with a focus on articles and copywirting for several internet marketing ventures. As these projects have begun to marture I have once again turned my attention to writing children's literature specicially for the 4-6 and 8-10 age groups.
As an article writer I have been strongly influenced by Shirely Kawa - Jump and Steve Manning - both we established and accomplished article writers. As a children's writer my influence's are varried and included Robert Muncsh, Shel Silverstein and Deborha King