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I hate reading predictable stories, so I don't write them. Yet the conclusion must still grow logically from the plot, or the reader will feel cheated."


Background Information

I wish someone had warned me about being a writer. I wish someone had taken the time out of their busy schedules to smack me in the back of the head. I wish I'd known just how heartbreaking it can be, or just how little I'd earn, for a huge investment in time, energy and emotion. I wish I had known about the scams and the pain of rejection before I started. It wouldn't have changed anything. I'd still be a writer, but it would have been nice to have some warning. Who am I? Glad you asked. Apparently I'm a masochist. You have to be to continue in this crazy industry. I'm a masochist with a dream. In my experience, there is nothing more dangerous. I'm an egotist. You have to be that too, to believe with all the words in the world today, you have something new to add. I'm an American man, a New Yorker, living abroad in Tasmania. That's something you don't see every day, but I guess I do. I'm an animal lover. Not just dogs and cats but all the animals I share this wondrous planet with, including my fellow human beings. I'm fascinated by insects, awestruck by coral reefs and amazed by the myriad relationships found throughout the web of life. I'm a writer. I'm a poet. I'm a husband. I'm a father... well a stepfather at least, but I treat my stepsons as my own flesh and blood. I'm a gamer. I love games, the more convoluted, the better. I'm actor and an artist too, but for various reasons, I choose not to elucidate that statement at this time. What do I write? Stories, poetry, essays, articles, bios, blurbs. I wrote what you're reading now. Amazing isn't it. These very words emerged from what's left of my mind. Absolutely amazing. If you want to learn more about me, consider professional help. If you STILL want to know more about me, check out some of my works from the links below. You just might find yourself entertained.

Birth Place
Brooklyn, NY USA
Accomplishments

1963 Learned to walk.
1978 Survived Puberty.
1997 "Alaric Swifthand", my first fantasy serial, appeared in Dragon's Claw Ezine. It ran for over a year.
1998 My first regular column, "View from the Parapet", appeared in Dragon's Claw Ezine
1998 Took first place in the Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll in the short story catagory for "As Luck Would Have It"
1999 Short story "Music to My Ears" selected for The Best of the Hood Special Edition
1999 My writing column "Ready and Quilling" appears in Easy Writers Ezine over a six month period
2000 "A Creative Edge: Tales of Speculation" won the Anthology category in the 2000 Dream Realm Awards
2000 "Alaric Swifthand" finaled in The Dream Realm Awards in the Fantasy category
2000 "A Creative Edge" finals in the Eppies
2000 Poem "The Battle" wins Zineguild Award for Best Fantasy Poem
2000 My monthly column "Shattered Fragments" appeared in The Wandering Troll
2001 Appeared at Worldcon in Chicago to sign autographs and promote my work. This was not my first convention, or even close to it, but it was my first Worldcon as a Writer, instead of a fan.
2001 "Reflections of a Recovering Servant" my second fantasy serial, appears in the Wandering Troll.
2001 My newest column, "Sahara Ice" becomes a regular feature in Blue Iris Journal. It is still running to this day, more than two years later.
2002 Survived nineteen years of retail, before retiring to write full time.
2002 My novel "Reflections of a Recovering Servant" is released by Twilight Times Publishing
2002 My short story "The Mummy's Curse" is selected for the Planet Relish retrospective issue.
2003 Threw caution to the wind and moved from The USA to Moonah, Tasmania, to meet the woman of my dreams. We married early in the year and eight months after my arrival, I haven't regretted one second of it.
2003 My anthology, "Dream Sequence and other Tales from Beyond", is released by Double Dragon ebook. In it's first month of sales it becomes the #3 fantasy ebook on Fictionwise, #22 overall.
2003 Print contracts signed for "Alaric Swifthand", "Dream Sequence" and "A Creative Edge".
2003 Scorch, my first science fiction erotica book is contracted to Extasy Ebooks. For obvious reasons, this book will appear under a pen name.



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