Born: Western Pennsylvania
Places Lived: New York City, Miami, Tampa, Honolulu (Oahu), Lahaina (Maui), all over Thailand
Countries Visited: Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Laos, Burma, Malaysia, Cambodia
Education: MA in counseling psychology (rehabilitation counseling)
Authors I Enjoy: Laura Lovic-Lindsay, Cormac McCarthy, Jack London, Hunter S. Thompson, Joseph Conrad, Tom Clancy (in the past), Anthony Burgess, Lee Child, Ken Kesey, Chuck Palahniuk, Thomas Harris (Hannibal)
Writing Career: I was in my mid-life prime when I realized – I have a lot to say. I averaged writing over 1 million words per year for 12 years. I started writing articles to fill dozens of websites I created with many different topics. At one time I had over eighty functioning websites. Today – maybe twenty sites are still active. Recently I slowed down so I could figure out what to focus on. I like writing fiction. Fiction pays the bills and I’ll be writing more over the next couple of years.
Do you know how when you first start writing, you don’t really know if people are into it or not? You need that one pat on the back that makes it all worthwhile – and sometimes it never comes. Mine came from a guy that was still a stranger to me at the time. He wrote me an email and left a review on one of my books that really shook me up. Considering what he’s done in life, it was impossible to ignore what he said – he loved my first fiction book.
That was a kick in the ass. I realized that if he liked what I wrote – I’m writing amazing stories. So, though he credits me with inspiring him to start writing books – he inspired me to keep writing them.
I have written millions of words for websites and hundreds of thousands of words for books published at Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, and others.
I recently finished (2019) a long-term (20 months) freelance gig with a luxury resort on the island of Phuket in southern Thailand. I wrote about 280,000 words for them. I can ask the owner to respond to your email if you need a reference. I can also send you some of the shorter articles (4,000+ words).
I write fiction for myself, and for my readers. I have only recently begun accepting long articles for websites. Power-pages are my specialty (4,000+ words). You can see the topics I have some expertise at, and enjoy writing about, here.
My writing samples are listed here. This also includes some of the books I’ve written. I can proofread/edit manuscripts, articles, books, etc. If the job is beyond me, I have a sister who edits my books. Laura Lovic graduated from Penn State with a degree in English Lit.
Here is a link to some websites I’ve created.