I'm a native New Yorker.After a good deal of disappointment, I gave up writing. Then my mother passed
away, and I found that fishing helped ease my grief. Almost accidentally, I
wrote and sold a fishing article. Afterwards, my articles and memoirs appeared
in many publications, including The
Flyfisher, Flyfishing & Tying
Journal and Yale Anglers' Journal.
To me, much of my writing is about how the challenges of fishing and the beauty
of the outdoors helped me come to terms with loss and with a world I can't
always understand. In a sense, my writing is autobiographical, as it reflects
my own gratifying, but at times, difficult journey of emotional and spiritual
On the long road of my journey, I slowly learned that, even when I don't have answers,
I must strive to find forgiveness and self-worth and to connect to the good in
the world. (This is how I define spirituality.) I therefore love books where
the main characters struggle against inner and outer conflicts and then try to
do what’s right.
My most recent book is, The Way of the River:
My Journey of Fishing, Forgiveness and Spiritual Recovery.