I was born in Manhattan, New York and grew up in West Hempstead, Long Island. Got married to my beautiful wife, Christine in 1975 and we moved to South Florida in 1979. We raised two beautiful children who have left the nest. I was in the private sector in middle management until I retired in 2011 to further my writing career. My first novel “Gabriel’s Chalice” was listed in September of 2012 and I am currently editing two more novels and writing a third. Not bad for a kid who failed his 12th grade English Regents final.