Writing stories is among my earliest memories in school. I spent so much time as a child writing, that the school’s secretary, Mrs. Perez, even bought me a little journal. I’m still writing stories, and while I still use a bound journal from time to time, WordPress is the home of my latest work.
While I’ll announce myself a writer to anyone who asks (anyone in earshot, really), my identity starts and ends as a family man–a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Writing doesn’t pay the bills yet (donations and/or book deals are accepted), but teaching does. I’ve been a Language Arts teacher and basketball coach for more than ten years, and considering my mother has been a teacher for more than forty years, teaching must be in my blood.
On a personal note, my tastes in fiction and film run toward the science fiction and fantasy genre, thanks to my father. Star Wars shines like a beacon from my childhood, lighting the way for my storytelling. As a Type-1 Diabetic, I keep a close eye on my diet, my A1C level, and my fitness. With fitness in mind, I’ll lace up the old Jordans and play basketball from time to time, if for no other reason but to remain myself that I need to keep a closer eye on my fitness. Sports makes up a large portion of my life, as I am a coach and an avid fan of most south Florida teams.
I’m a member of the Florida Writers Association, Inc. . I’ve recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. #GoPenmen!
This site will be a presentation of me, and my myriad of likes– a peppering of fiction, a sprinkle of sports, and smidge of all the rest. I hope you enjoy.