I really appreciate you taking the time to explore my website, where you can read excerpts from my novels, screenplays, poetry, and other creative projects.
Unlike most writers whose inspiration comes from reading the work of other fiction writers, I find that I’m more inspired by music and musicians. In my opinion, there isn’t a more personal form of communication and creative expression than music. You’ll find that many of my characters are also heavily influenced by music, and as I’m writing I always imagine the film in my head and the music I want to use for every scene.
I like to put my characters in situations where they are forced to step outside of their comfort zones, push the envelope to achieve their dreams, and never say die when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles or overwhelming tragedy. I’m not interested in writing about characters who play it safe and limit themselves based on what society dictates, so you will see that I always try to challenge my characters at every twist and turn.
Featured Poem of the Month
Face in the Crowd
Why do things come so easily to some?
While others have to struggle to no avail.
All the doors are bolted shut,
And a closed sign hangs in the window.
Why is good fortune so unequally distributed?
Maybe to preserve the uniqueness of it all.
Is believing enough to keep us going?
Or is resignation inevitable?
Is what we are now all we will ever be?
And when should we accept who we are and won’t ever become?
Can we learn to silence the voice within us?
And just be a face in the crowd.
The thought of living just an ordinary life is frightening.
Being a slave to the nine to five grind and planning for retirement is mind numbing,
Death from boredom engulfs me,
And I refuse to accept this version of reality.
Written February 27, 2012