I was born in
New Haven and grew up, primarily, in I graduated from Hamden, CT. Notre Dame High School ( West Haven) in 1964 and got my higher education at the United States Military Academy and the . I have a B.A. in English with a minor in math and an M.A. in English. University of Idaho
I worked in the wines and spirits industry for six years, then went to work for a sales promotion company, eventually opening my own ad agency in
, which I ran for fifteen years. More recently, I was the managing editor of the Norwalk Citizen-News. New Jersey
Besides teaching at Norwalk Community College (where I received the 2010 Teacher of the Year award), I am a teacher and premier tutor for the Princeton Review, teaching SAT math and verbal, ACT, SSAT, GRE and GMAT. I am also a trainer for the Princeton Review. In addition, I am a freelance writer (focusing on the arts), the theater critic for the Brooks chain of newspapers and a member of the Connecticut Critics Circle. I am also a member of the
for the Book’s executive board and for the past three years was a judge for the annual Connecticut Book Awards. Connecticut Center
My stories have appeared in numerous magazines as well as in Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Mystery Stories 2000 anthology, and my award-winning poetry has been published in over fifty journals and magazines. I have acted in regional theater, been a high school baseball umpire, produced numerous television commercials and training films and done voice-overs for commercials.