I began my early studies of music at the Juilliard School’s Preparatory Division, then received degrees in Music Composition from Ithaca College and Northwestern University. I've worked in advertising, directed the Creative Writing Program at Mundelein College, taught Literature and Creative Writing at National-Louis University, and acted as a consultant to National's graduate program in Written Communication. I've written and published in all genres, placed in screenwriting and fiction competitions, and was nominated for a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe. Even though most of my time is spent writing prose, I still compose music....
Writing: Philip Roth, Woody Allen, John Steinbeck, John Gardner, Shirley Jackson, Henry James, Dorothy Parker, Ring Lardner
Music: Karel Husa, John Cage, M. William Karlins, Stephen Syverud
Suburban Gothic (short stories)
Counterpoint (a novel)
Serving House Books
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Lawyers for the Creative Arts
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