I began writing before I was born. Earlier in my life, I was a journalist and editor who contributed to numerous publications in the L.A. area ( The Hollywood Reporter, L.A. Times, Pico Post, Malibu Times, Classics West , etc.). Painting is another passion of mine--I raised part of my college tuition by painting portraits, and I have had two private showings. For the past two decades, I have taught college English and Humanities. Presently I am seeking an agent to represent a novel I recently completed, NAMES WILL NEVER HURT ME.