I was born in Pittston, PA, but was raised in the Baltimore-Washington area. I have lived in the Albany, NY, area since 1995. I have been writing since I was 13 and had my first work, a poem, published when I was 17. I spent over 30 years working in higher education as a professor of political science and a student success specialist. I have lived overseas in China, Hong Kong, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.
My short plays, Déjà vu on the Obituary Page and Hiding Bodies, will mark my NYC production debut. The former will be presented June 2, 4, and 5 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre. The latter is part of the opening weekend of the Midtown International Theater Festival’s summer run with performances July 16 and 17. I have had two plays included as staged readings in the Classical Theater Guild's New Play Festivals 2008 and 2009 at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady. New York.
My most recent publication, a nonfiction book entitled Restoring the Republic: A New Social Contract for We the People, was published on March 30, 2016. My first novel, The Secret History of Another Rome, was released by Kellan Publishing on April 2, 2015. My novelette, Boots on the Ground, was included in the anthology The Brawny and the Bold, also released by Kellan in November 2015. I have ghosted three memoirs for clients and have just completed a prequel to Another Rome entitled C Square, a related short story called See You on Hel, and another short story, Ghost Gig. I also write and have had published essays and poetry.
I enjoy gardening, cooking, travelling, reading books on world history, working out, and submission wrestling. My spouse and I married in 1996 in a Christian-Taoist ceremony in a beautiful state park. We enjoy taking care of our 95-year-old house and our three cats: Rani Dolly Lama, Buster Amarillo Spotbelly and Miss KayKay Snugglegrumps.
In the mid-2600s, Ranulf becomes Supreme Pontiff of the Empire of Rome at Alexandria, a patriarchy run by priest-bureaucrats called Librarians. After twenty-two years on the throne, Ranulf’s memories flood back to him, from the time he moved to Alexandria with his mother to his present situation resulting from his choices, his training and his relationships. Ranulf’s life has been a quest for ... read more
Boots on the Ground By Bear Kosik Joe is a WWII vet, content with life except for one regret – what has happened to his best pal and military brother? It’s been decades since Joe has last seen Mike, and now that another reunion is coming up, he doesn’t know if he should attend. This may likely be the last reunion he will be able to go to, but he doesn’t want to be let down if Mike again doesn’... read more
Restoring the Republic: A New Social Contract for We the People provides an overview of political concepts essential to understanding the evolution of our political system. It describes the problems associated with too many citizens disconnected or loosely connected to the public sphere and the paths active citizens can take to restore the principles of the Founders of the Republic consistent ... read more
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