A Short Bio:
I was born and raised in southern New Jersey. While growing up, my father was a self-employed mechanic and my mother worked several janitorial jobs as well as take care of home. I have one older brother, who is mentally disabled. I graduated from Paulsboro High School in 1997. I went on to obtain an Associates’ Degree in Paralegal Studies at Gloucester County College (Now Rowan College of Gloucester County) and a Bachelor’s degree in Law & Justice Studies at Rowan University.
I have been writing since I was a kid. My passion has always been poetry and I began writing poems in high school and continued throughout college. Of course, as I got older and took on more responsibilities, my poetry writing fell by the wayside. I did pick up the mantle in the mid 2000s during a dark period in my twenties, until writing fell by the wayside once again.
In 2014 I made a New Years’ resolution to get back to writing. I made a goal to write something – anything – every day. I’m glad to say that I accomplished that goal and decided to continue writing daily in 2015.
My new goal is publication. Although I have yet to be published in any literary journals, I have faith in myself that I can reach that goal, no matter how long it may take. I regularly follow the Poetic Aside blog on Writer’s Digests website, which has been a tremendous inspiration to keep writing. I also started writing a few short stories, thanks to some inspiration from Writer’s Digest's Creative Writing prompts. Although I do not consider myself a great storyteller, I feel the prompts have improve my writing overall and have gotten some feedback. I try to look at various avenues to help my writing craft. After all, as a writer, I belive one is allways looking for ways to improve.