Writer, wife, mother and passionate over thinker.
I am thankful for this vibrant community of writers, and grateful to the friends and family who support my journey.
"This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.”
- Mary Oliver
WINNER: @MargaretAtwood #Freeze-DriedFiction contest, Sister of the Bride
WINNER: #Wattys2014- Talk of the Town Award for The Power of Rest
ROMANCE/LOVE BITES FEATURED STORY: Anniversary Pie, #LoveBites
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Photography: Teresa Lee, http://www.teresaleephotography.com/
Cover artwork: http://www.sascalia.com/
I am a 32 year old father of two and a husband to an amazing lady. Once I have done my serious duties I really like to spend my time telling stories. Basically I like to tell lies!
I write stories that I hope to publish fully one day in the near future but for now I will love to share my work with you and to read yours in return.
Literary Arts Statement
When the urge to write overtakes me I am compelled to write fast and loose. Getting the ideas down- that is the marrow. I work in spurts, starts and fits. My poetry is free verse. Using as few words as possible to create a reaction for the reader to experience. If I've changed the reader, even slightly I will be satisfied. My stories are short and are mostly set in the southeastern United States. I served in the Navy and that provided me with an enormous amount of characters to draw from. My subject matter varies. My favorite writers are Tom Robbins, Chuck Palahniuk & J.K. Rowling. I enjoy reading young adult fiction, especially if it’s setting is a future dystopian work that might teach us something about our own futures.
As an artist is my most important duty to take many shots for that one good photo and to write fifty poems for the one that is worth my asking someone to read it. I try to condense and edit all my creative work so that when you see it, it will be worth the wait. I put the marketing and sales portion of my artistic work on hold in order to give my children the attention they deserve. Now that they are older I intend to bring you the very best of all that I've done. I sincerely hope that you are moved by my efforts.
Constructive criticism is invaluable. I welcome critical commentary and questions. If you like my work please vote for it. If you love it, please forward it to your friends. I don't trade votes for votes but I will read work by anyone that votes for me.
I see myself as one of the new breed of pioneering self-publishing authors. I only became an author by chance. In 2010 I was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of psoriatic arthritis. The rapid spread of the disease and the resulting struggle to combat pain and crippling joint damage led to me retiring from business life in 2013.
After spending almost thirty successful years working with some of the worlds leading brands in the fashion and outdoor industries, forced retirement came as an utter culture shock. Unable to work in what at the time I considered the traditional sense, writing by means of speech recognition software became a means to keep my mind active. I believe that I write from a fairly unique perspective as someone who has lived and breathed in the cosseted world of senior executives able to travel first class from one international fashion show to the next with the luxury of uncapped expense accounts and purchasing budgets that run into millions. Characters in the books stay in hotels and eat in restaurants all of which were once part of my daily life and are described with atmospheric detail.
Crime thrillers have always interested me so it was inevitable that this would be my chosen genre. The enduring mystery surrounding the death of the Italian banker Roberto Calvi appealed because of the sheer quantity of conspiracy theories that had evolved around the case. Several false starts later and after devouring information from books, newspapers and television a clear vision of the characters and how they interacted formed in my mind. The books have developed into a platform to explore the complexity of conspiracy theory rather than the usual two-dimensional plots that seem so prevalent today.
The successful publication of The Calvi Parallax in July 2014 was quickly followed by The Calvi Continuance novellas about Arlo Negri and Alex Bale in 2014. The second book in the Ereptio Series, The Avignon Quorum, is due to be published in time fo
Shanti Home De Addiction, Mental Health Clinic & Psychiatric Rehabilitation, a seven year old mental health organisation, offers various services including indoor and outdoor psychiatric services, de-addiction, short and long term rehabilitation for chronic psychiatric patients, psychological intervention, yoga therapy, Occupational therapy, Physio therapy, Psycho diagnostic lab, child guidance and adolescent clinic, IQ assessment, special learning disability clinic and mental retardation clinic. We also offer personality assessment services, sexual dysfunction clinic, all type of psychotherapies, relapse prevention care and convention centre for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings.
We have three units; the first is an "Acute Management" unit in Delhi which is a part of a 200 bedded multi specialty hospital, Shanti Mukand. Second unit is in Greater Noida (NCR) which is a 50 bedded Psychiatry Rehabilitation centre for short/long stay. The third Shanti Home unit is a 30 bedded Drug Deaddiction centre in Chandra Laxmi Hospital,Vaishali, Ghaziabad.
Other than private treatment facilities, we also provide services to marginalized sections of society through the community outreach programme to interior parts of NCR and western U.P. in collaboration with Draupadi Devi Memorial Trust.