I have a diversified background as an engineer, technical writer, freelance author, and writer of fiction and short stories. I have also written and directed two musicals. My first biographical medical novel, Climb Up the Steel Mountain, will be published as of November 6, 2014 by Black Rose Writing. It is about a young boy who is uprooted from his original home by a divorce only to be confronted by an alcoholic stepfather. He struggles hard to get educated and become a successful cardiac surgeon. He also completes two successful heart transplants. The novel takes place in the Pittsburgh, PA. area.