This is me

I was born in Greenville Michigan, but raised all around the world. My experiences have taught me there is no place better than small town America. I've been in the Military most of my life, first as an Army brat, then joined the Army National Guard myself in 1993. I'm still serving today and a firm believer in the old movie quote "It's not the years, it's the mileage."

My affections towards writing started in 1984, fourth grade, when I was given a list of 25 spelling words and told to write a two-page story using all the words. Seven pages later, I was hooked.  Now, it would be a great story to say my writing career started there, but it didn't. What I can say is that writing has been a constant in my life ever since that moment.

In November of 2013 I made the choice to transition from just-a-hobby to something more, which is where this journey picks up. Since then I've written (unpublished as of yet) poetry, short stories, and couple of longer manuscripts. The foundation of all that I write is to learn and improve my craft. Yes, my hope is to be published, but as the old adage proclaims: it's not the destination that matters, but the journey.