Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. I was born and raised in a large Catholic family in northeast Ohio. I fell in love with literature in college (many years ago). I dabbled in writing off and on over the years but found I wasn't ready to write. I hadn't lived enough yet. Now I'm pushing 60 and am a serious writer. Over the past six years I've written nine novels and almost 20 short stories. I write literary fiction mostly but also write in other genres (e.g., historical fiction, fantasy, humor). I published an article in the journal Studies in American Jewish Literature. It's called "The Shattered Flask: Creation Gone Awry in Bernard Malamud's God's Grace." I'd love to hear your comments on my writing and anything else you want to say. Thanks.