I have been writing for as long as I can remember. It was always such a big part of my life, that it was like background music-I never knew it was there. I majored in Music, at first, but a chance encounter with Moby Dick changed everything for me. Mark Twain and Ray Bradbury had made the soil fertile, but it was Melville who forced me out of the ground and made me want to study and write books. I read an average of 50 books a year, and that's not bad for someone with dyslexia. I have seven books in publication, ranging from a travel memoir to children's horror stories. Along the way, I've discovered another passion of mine: teaching. I've been teaching now for 15 years at colleges all over the country. I've found my home at LCAD, a place I feel like I've been heading to all my life. In addition to these things, I'm a husband and father. I have four daughters who are the center of my world. We enjoy traveling, a lot. My wife and I have driven through 47 states and we vow to get those last three.