I was born at an early age. As a baby, I was rocketed to Earth in the hopes I would gain powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal man. So far, not so good.
Most days I'm a professional copywriter, author, essayist, husband, father, and scrambled eggs maker. In my diverse and varied career, I've excelled as a national magazine editor and writer, ad agency copy monkey, speech teacher, web content writer and designer, and burger flipper. I have more than 25 years of marketing and promotional experience including managing events, writing advertising copy, creating websites, and showing college kids how to speak in front of an audience.
A couple of my favorite articles I’ve written include my ode to umpiring, “Umpin’ Ain’t Easy,” my take on the mysteries of the new Star Wars trilogy, “Opening the Mystery Box,” a note on kindness, “Be Kind,” and my piece on University of Illinois basketball player Andres Feliz, “Andres Feliz Scoring Life Opportunities.” I continue to write long form on Medium and for Fighting Illini.
My other writing includes a children’s book, a noir-infused fumetti, and a short story/essay collection.
Goodnight Princess begins with a little princess getting ready for bed, but needs a story! With her parents, the king and queen, out of the castle, it’s up to Sebastian and the rest of the servants to read her a story. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite go as planned. This bedtime story about a bedtime story is perfect for silly readers and little princesses alike. You can buy it here.
The Beautiful Kill is a dark tale of two assassins with only one making it out alive. It’s a fumetti, noir-ish, first-person point-of-view tale of seduction and death. Not for the kids. You can buy it here.
Captured Ghosts is a collection of twenty years of essays, short stories, and other assorted musings. I’m still finalizing everything and I hope to have it available sometime in 2019.
I pin images on Pinterest, curate playlists on Spotify, tweet on Twitter, make wish lists on Amazon, infrequently post videos on YouTube, write essays on Medium, and blog at Kaleidoscope Sky.
My home is in East Central Illinois where I live with my amazing and talented wife and three incredible girls, marvel at my collection of original artwork, cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals, root for University of Illinois athletics, and continue to look for the next big adventure.