Biography & Influences


Since 2007, I have pursued a challenging, rewarding, and successful career as a writer. In addition to writing novels, short stories, and poetry, I also write stories for motion pictures and theatre.

Previous Books Published

The First 60 Seconds: Win the Job Interview Before It Begins (Sourcebooks, 2009)
Recalled to Life: A Novel (Eckhartz Press, 2013)
No Turning Back: Stories (Chicago Arts Press, 2014)

Completed Books Awaiting Publication

A Fine Line: A Sebastian Drake Novel (TBD, 2017)

Adrift at Sea and Other Poems (TBD, 2017)

GRACE: A Stage Play (TBD, 2017)

Other Writing Appearing in Anthologies or Magazines

Thoughts on a Summer Afternoon (After Hours: A Journal of Chicago Writing and Art, Issue 31, Summer 2015)

Writing Contests or Awards Won

Out of Touch (Screenplay) - Official Selection – 2015 Chicago REEL Shorts Film Festival

A Fine Line (Screenplay) - Winner, Best Screenplay – 2014 Naperville Independent Film Festival; "Top 100 Films" – 2013 Emerging Screenwriter's Screenplay Competition; Semi-Finalist, Best Screenplay – 2013 Chicago Screenwriters Network Screenplay Competition

No Turning Back: Stories (Chicago Arts Press, 2014) - Winner - The 9th Annual 2015 National Indie Excellence® Awards – Short Story Category; Finalist – 2014 USA Best Book Awards – Fiction: Short Story Category; Honorable Mention – 2014 Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Awards

The First 60 Seconds: Win the Job Interview Before It Begins - Bronze Medal – 2010 Axiom Business Book Awards – Career Category

Author Platform

I have an effective platform for publicizing, selling, and supporting my books. My platform has provided exposure to national radio and television interviews, paid speaking engagements, personal appearances, and online book and merchandise sales. I have an established audience and publicity network and work diligently to promote my books through website features, email promotions, book clubs, and the effective use of major social media platforms.

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