I am a writer whose ideas take me from poetry to screenplays and all points between. My preference is for the literature of the fantastic (science fiction, fantasy and horror) but I go wherever the story or character leads me. My reading tastes are similarly varied, ranging from Ray Bradbury to Ernest Hemingway to the poet Wilfred Owen.
I've been reading as long as I can remember, but the writing bug caught me in my senior year at Van Nuys High School. It was a science fiction class (naturally), and one of the options for a final project was to write a short story. I've never stopped writing, though life took me through some interesting twists and turns, and a variety of jobs. I wrote reviews for the old Valley News and Greensheet (now the Los Angeles Daily News) and The West Coast Review of Books, among other publications. I have worked since 1999 as a librarian with the city of Los Angeles.
Ten years ago I co-founded, with Tony Todaro, The Greater Los Angeles Writer's Society. As writers mentoring writers, we are one of the largest writer support groups on the west coast of the United States.
My poetry has appeared in such magazines as Lynx Eye and the online journals Folly Magazine and Danse Macabre Online (issues #68 and 95 for the last).
I look forward to sharing my work and ideas with everyone.