The author began writing poetry at an early age developing an insatiable desire for the English Romantic
Poets and Transcendentalists. He attended countless classes in literature and writing
as an undergraduate to better hone his skills and direction.
Over the years he developed
a unique style of weaving mixed meters in rhymed-verse associated with various
types of animals in his stories. The meters and rhythms were inspired musically
with his talent for playing nearly all types of string instruments,
particularly the mandolin, bouzouki, and taropatch.
Touched with a natural sense
of rhythm and meter for both writing and music, he became more interested in
the music side with the desire to teach and pursued a Music Education degree at
Westminster Choir College in Princeton New Jersey, then afterward continuing at
Elizabethtown College in Music Therapy.
Eventually, after traveling
around the world studying modal variations in various countries he found
himself in Middleburg Florida, where he co-owned a successful Montessori school
for many years. It’s at this point he realized firsthand the power of
rhymed-verse and the effect it has on children—and began writing The Rainbow