Originally from Wilmington, DE, I moved to Florida in 2009 with my wife and children, where I taught English/Language Arts for a local middle school. I’d been teaching English for nearly ten years, but always felt that I wasn’t leaving quite the impact I’d always hope to. In truth, teaching at a public middle school can wear you down more quickly than you may think. As an outlet, I joined a martial arts dojo nearby, where I studied, and continue to study, the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate. After several years, my sensei decided to expand and open another dojo in the area, and offered me the opportunity to manage it as its head instructor. I jumped at the chance, and now I couldn’t be happier with my career, now being able to teach children the qualities they really need in order to succeed in life.
I’ve always enjoyed writing stories, and I found pleasure in creating silly ones, creatively incorporating them into grammar exercises or reading tests for my students. Eventually when an idea that I thought didn’t actually suck hit me, I started jotting notes down in a binder filled with blank sheets of loose leaf. At the start of the following summer vacation, with a binder filled with dozens of pages of written notes, I began banging away at my laptop, typing up my first draft of the first three books in The Keepers of White series.
It took me over four years to finish writing and start the publishing process. And THAT took a few months as well. All of this was pretty new to me. But I finally published the first book, Agents of Shadow, in January 2017. The stories will continue, and I hope that anyone who chances to open their pages will enjoy reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them.
Other than writing and teaching martial arts, I love spending time with my family, traveling, backpacking and camping, and biking. I also enjoy my Friday night bowling league, good Italian food, and I’m an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan!
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