♥ I am the author of a mystery novella (Dark Hours), three YA/Juvenile fiction books (Strange Occurrences; Summer Hayes & the Idol of Neuworth; Samantha), an illustrated children’s book (Blossom the Elephant) and twelve poetry books (Spring; Winter; Autumn; Summer; Four Seasons; New Life, New Day; Four Roads to Freedom; Reflections in the Green Triangle; Dancing in the Sunlight; The Allure of a Summer Evening; Little Bird; A Thousand Cranes – Volume 1). Currently, I’m working on many more fiction and poetry books.
♥ I am a musician and have released two singles, feel-good pop/rock songs. My first single is The Strength of Hope, which is available for purchase on iTunes & Amazon MP3. I also produced and directed the music video for this song, and this can be found on YouTube. I also released my second single, Shooting Star, which has a video available on YouTube as well.
♥ Dogs, manatees, sloths, koalas, tapirs, peacocks, rabbits, beavers, otters, moose, elephants, turtles, hummingbirds, anteaters, and basically all animals are my favorites!
♥ My main interests are music, writing, acting, filmmaking, animals, art, photography, reading, having fun, and being happy! 🙂
♥ My other hobbies include playing with my dog Sparky, painting, drawing, writing music, writing lyrics, using the computer, observing the world around me, solving logic and mind puzzles (I love Sudoku!), learning about a variety of subjects, exercising, and being outside.
♥ My favorite color is yellow, but I also love orange, pink, blue, green, and purple.
♥ I can find beauty anywhere
♥ The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Jess Penner, & Queen are my favorite bands/musicians.
♥ Feel good music, classic rock, pop, pop rock, rock, jazz, soul, funk, hard rock, bebop jazz, glam metal, art rock, cool jazz, and smooth jazz are my favorite genres of music
♥ Magical Mystery Tour (The Beatles), Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan), I Robot (Alan Parsons Project), The Stranger (Billy Joel), Queen II (Queen), & She’s So Unusual (Cyndi Lauper) are my favorite albums
♥ National Treasure, the Indiana Jones movies, Overboard, My Cousin Vinny, Hunt for Red October, the Mission Impossible movies, & the Sherlock Holmes movies are my favorite films.
♥ The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling, & the Agatha Christie books are my favorites.
♥ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, & J. K. Rowling are my favorite authors
♥ Harrison Ford, Zooey Deschanel, & Emma Watson are my favorite actors & actresses.
♥ My favorite poem is Invictus by William Ernest Henley
♥ I play guitar, piano, keyboards, harmonica, and sing, as well as writing songs
♥ Wes Montgomery, Les Paul, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mick Rogers of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (one of the most underrated guitarists ever), & Joe Satriani are my favorite guitarists.
♥ For about a year and a half, I played guitar left handed before finding it easier to play right handed
♥ I’m ambidextrous
♥ I’m a vegetarian, and have been so for around three years
♥ Shih Tzus, Boston Terriers, Chihuahuas, Basset Hounds, and Golden Retrievers are my favorite dog breeds
♥ I was born in the Pacific Northwest
♥ In my opinion, the meaning of life is to be happy and to love your life
♥ I love all the seasons equally, for they all have a special magic about them
♥ My favorite sports are bowling, tennis, badminton, swimming, and basketball
♥ My favorite food are salad, pizza, tomatoes, cookies, cake, chocolate, tea, and berries, amongst other things