I’ve been a speaker, a writer, and an educator for 30 years, helping people achieve their goals in English, writing, editing, media communication, and presentation skills. My communication clients are all over the map, ranging from Avon representatives to health care workers to the family historians at the Genealogy & Family Heritage Jamboree, among a host of others.
Having written books, short stories, screenplays, essays, and articles, I’ve conducted many writing workshops, have had screenplays optioned, and have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies. I’m the author of Cat Got Your Thumb?, The Stories of Our Days, and The Story System: The Guide to the Methodical Memoir.
At various times in my life, I’ve been both a photographer and a writer. In fact, I was on the faculty of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for 25 years, teaching both photography and writing. This eye for art and photography has allowed me to be a very visual writer. Unfortunately, it also made me a very wordy photographer. Because of my varied interests, I’ve been accused of being a Renaissance man, but I swear I’m not that old.