The genesis of my love of writing occurred when I entered a Young Author’s contest in the second grade. Since then I’ve had an affection for writing and collaborating with other authors. I believe that the mere thought of writing a book begins a cathartic process between the mind and soul from deep within the author; therefore, I thoroughly enjoy coaching and mentoring aspiring authors.
Good writing is the crystallization of pure thought. Publishing a book allows us to share our “crystals” with the world. That’s exactly why I co-authored “The BookBook: a Recipe for Writing and Publishing Your Own Book” - to help people capture their thoughts and share their stories.
We’ve all got a story to tell. Our lives are stories – and each day is a new chapter. Some are sad, some are happy, some are true, some are embellished, some connect deeply with us and some have no meaning other than to the person who wrote it. Nonetheless, it would be a shame to take our stories to the grave where they are forever lost.
My philosophy is that aside from your attitude and your writing, there are not many things in life that you can completely control. I also believe that the pen truly is mightier than the sword and “writing wrongs” is a great way to deal with adversity and challenges in your life. Writing can be done anytime, anywhere - with a digital recorder, laptop or good ol’ fashioned pen and paper. As an avid traveler, I’ve done some of my best writing while traveling.
My first novel, “The Trip” is based on a ‘what if’ scenario I imagined while traveling in the South Pacific. This epic adventure novel is 199,000 words long and took over ten years to complete. If every word averages four characters and if you account for punctuation and spacing, my fingers hit the keyboard over one million times while writing…
Awards and Affiliations
P.H.D. in Practicing Health Daily