I’m a retired Army officer and an writer, published nationally in periodicals and anthologies, with my latest poem, Out of Sane, appearing in a Siruss Poe anthology collection, Mind Mutations, released in 2005. Also released in November of 2005 is a selected collection of my poetry and short stories, Flowers, Love & Other Things. I have 40 poems and 9 short stories published (and received payment for these as well), and one, A Fish Story, is included in the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books, Chicken Soup for the Fisherman’s Soul, now available in stores everywhere. My short story, Duty, appeared recently in the December/January issue of the Pensacola Today magazine. Recently, feature articles of mine have been published in various magazines about the USS Oriskany, an aircraft carrier sunk in the Gulf of Mexico in May of 2006 as part of the U.S. Navy’s artificial reef program, and Survivors a human-interest story about a Pensacola military family that survived Pearl Harbor, World War II, Hurricane Ivan and 70 years of marriage.
I have five published novels, Civil War II, (2004), The Blue Heron (2005) and The Killing Zone: Evil’s Playground (2007), Jugs & Bottles (2009) and The Sin Slayer (2010), and presently working on a new novel, Black Mist of the Trinity, the final book of a trilogy.
I founded Pen WISE Poets (Writers in Service to Education), a literary arts outreach program in the schools of Northwest Florida, which I managed from 1994 thru 1998, and in 1995, was cited by Governor Lawton Chiles of Florida for this work. In October of 1995, I received a fellowship for my writings, and in August of the same year was appointed by Florida’s Secretary of State as one of only five poets throughout the state to the Directory of Visiting Artists.
I am presently the President and Chief Operations Officer of Patriot Media, Incorporated, an independent publishing firm in Northwest Florida. www.patriotmediainc.com
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