I’m a NJ-born-and-raised movie buff who loves to read so I figured my career path should take me down those two roads in some way. After I graduated from William Paterson University with a BA (English Literature) and an MA (English Writing) I landed myself a job as an adjunct (at five different colleges and universities). But I held out long enough to get a full-time spot at Essex County College and I could not be happier.
I’ve published work in a couple of different magazines and reviews, but I am most proud of my novel, A Seemingly Unstoppable Dawn (2014). It’s a work straight from the heart, and that small part of insanity within my own psyche. And the documentaries I’ve made keep me busy in scholarship: Poetry of Witness (2015) and Fly First & Fight Afterward: The Life of Col. Clarence D. Chamberlin (2011). I think that I’m slowly moving towards that place where the nonfiction is overshadowing the fiction, and, truth be told, it’s all right with me. Hell, I can always go back to fiction when I’m 70, right?
Right now, I’m nearing the end of my Doctor of Letters degree program at Drew University, but I’m pretty sure my friends and family will not be calling me “Doc” anytime soon.