ABOUT

ABOUT

I’m a writer of fiction, short stories and novels. I write in several genres, including humor, literary, suspense, and science fiction. My work is imaginative, based on my life, places I’ve been, and events I’ve witnessed.

I was born and raised in New York City, and later lived and practiced law in the San Francisco Bay Area. These days, I split my time between Tampa, Florida, and  Bangkok, Thailand.

I graduated Queens College College as a history major and English minor; I considered earning a Ph.D  in history and teaching. Instead I traveled throughout Europe and Morocco for six months. When I returned, I knew that I wanted to be a writer,  and was accepted to the Creative Writing Graduate Program at San Francisco State University where I received an MA. I had the pleasure of studying with outstanding writers like Kay Boyle and Wright Morris, who became my mentors, advisors and readers for my thesis collection of short stories.

Instead of pursuing my passion, I went to Brooklyn Law School and spent more than three decades in practice, almost all criminal or deportation defense. When I retired, I started writing again. Law had its moments and as time passes, I have been incorporating my past life into my work. I don’t want to be pigeonholed as writing only about lawyers, as I write about many subjects. I believe I have found  my voice and it comes through no matter what the genre or subject .

I came to Bangkok because I wanted to separate from my life as a lawyer and devote myself to writing. I love Asia and Thailand in particular. For the next few years I plan to split my time between Bangkok and my new home in Tampa, Florida. Expect to see both locales appear in my work, along with San Francisco and New York. As a writer, I appreciate my good fortune in having lived in such fascinating places laden with stories and background.

Living in Bangkok has worked well for my writing . I have been fortunate enough to find Keybangers Bangkok, a local writers’ group whose members take the time to review each others’ work and provide insightful and constructive critiques and advice. The members of Keybangers are of invaluable help to me. So far my Bangkok experience has allowed me to complete a dozen short stories and I have recently publish my first novel, Bankgok Shadoows. Click her to go to Bangkok Shadows Amazon page

On this blog I offer free short stories alongside posts related to writing or living in Asia.  I will keep you posted on  future novels.  

I greatly appreciate any feedback or comments.

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