I was born in 1953 in Albany, NY. I attended Christian Brothers Academy through high school, It was then that I began my interest in English literature and writing. I continued my education at Loyola University at Montreal, Canada where I studied English and History. I continued on at SUNY College Albany. I am a father and grandfather and have instilled in them the same family loyalty my parents taught me. In 2002 I moved to Virginia so my wife could be closer to her family and reside there still.