"I was raised in Staten Island, New York and Miami Beach, Florida and currently reside in Florida. I am married and have one child. My poetry has appeared numerous times in the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper. Publications include the following: Amaze: The Cinquain Journal. On the Page Magazine will soon include "New York's Pull" (cities theme). ABOUT.COM, "An American Soldier" ("Poems After the Attack" anthology). Surviving Ophelia, (a book written by Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D., a clinician/academic at Penn State's College of Medicine) included my essay written under a pen name. Phoenix Press (California). Promise, (Purple Rose Publications), Spring/ Summer 2003 edition. "