I was born and raised on Long Island New York. I was always a dreamer and a lover of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror. Some of my favorite all time TV shows that I still love are the original Dark Shadows, the original Twilight Zone series, Doctor Who, The Outer Limits (original) etc.
I came to California 25 years ago and fell in with a great crowd of Dr. Who fans. They introduced me to other Sci-Fi fan clubs, Sci-Fi Conventions, where
I learned a great deal from authors, actors, and those folks in the special effects departments. All these experiences helped fire my imagination and I began writing short fan-fic stories for the club newsletters.
Then about 5 years ago my career in Real Estate took a downward spiral and I began to rewrite story-lines of shows to keep my spirits up and not fall into depression. Soon I realized my rewriting efforts had taken on a completely different life from the original shows I was watching. Drawing upon all my experiences and the things I learned from my Sci-Fi friends and the conventions, I began creating completely original pieces. I brushed up on my grammar and began researching agents and publishing as well. I became a regular haunter of libraries doing my research as well as coffee shops where I worked on my first manuscript.
After 2 years of querying agents, sending out full and partial manuscripts, I took a look at my rejection pile. Most of them told me I had something good, but they didn't know where to send it. I had created such a unique blend of horror, paranormal mystery, and science fiction that defied traditional categories. The "Para-Earth Series" I had created was something new and different that appealed to readers across the genres.
The last agent gave me a valuable critique of my work which led me to doing a major revision on the novel. When I'd finished I had to decide. Spend another 2 years or more trying to go through agents again or go the Indie author route. I chose the latter and went to Createspace and Kindle.
Currently I'm working on 2 sequels to "The Bridge" and have several more in the planning stages. This will not be a simple trilogy, but an ongoing series that will keep introducing new characters and concepts. I will be bringing back old friends as well that the readers hopefully will be glad to see again.
Take care and thanks for reading.