I like to travel so that gives me quite a bit of fodder to draw upon when I write a short story or work on a novel. I have been published, my first story being published under a pseudonym in a romance magazine several decades ago. Since that milestone most of my published works have been sporadic and chiefly financial articles.
Although my principal career has been in financial services (executive with securities companies, stock brokerage and institutional mutual funds), my interests encompass such diverse fields as economics, philosophy, astronomy, aerospace, physics, archeology, paleontology, the paranormal, classical literature and classical art.
I have traveled to almost every state in the USA, seen much of Canada and Mexico, climbed the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico when I was twelve, toured much of Europe, explored Istanbul and the Greek ruins in Turkey, and sailed the Mediterranean, Caribbean and West Indies. My biggest thrill was spending four weeks in West Africa during 1999 spending time in Senegal, the Ivory Coast and Ghana.
- Have been professionally published more than once.
My Favorites: Reading and Writing
Fiction: Action/Adventure, Alternative History, Humor/Satire, Literary, Military/Espionage, Novella, Political, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story, Thriller/Suspense
Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Biography, Body, Mind & Spirit, Business/Money, Cooking, Food & Wine, Diet & Health, History, Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs, Popular Science, Psychology, Science, Travel
Screenplay: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Poetry: Epic, Experimental, Fantasy, General, Narrative, Political, Romantic / Love
Atlas Shrugged - Rand
The Fountainhead - Rand
Being and Nothingness - Sarte
The Forever War - Haldeman
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Heinlein
Liberty and Tyranny - Levin
Foundation - Asimov
I, Robot - Asimov
The Executioner Series - Pendleton
James Bond - Fleming
Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus: "Nobel Romans"
Leather wingback chair with a snifter of Courvoisier cognac brandy and a Macanudo cigar.
Some of my freelance articles that have been published:
"The Real Wizards of Wall Street," Personal Investing News Magazine.
"Online Investing Made Simple," Individual Investor Magazine.
"A Guide to Online Brokers," Online Investor Magazine.
"The Five Best Online Brokers," Online Investor Magazine.
"The Derivatives Market - Who Wins, Who Loses and Why," Silicon Investor.
"Don't Bank on Bank's Investment Advice," Los Angeles Sentinel daily newspaper.
"How to Trade Online," The Bull and the Bear Magazine.
"Profiles of Success" - a series of interviews profiling business celebrities co-authored with Gretchen J. Morris. The Los Angeles Sentinel daily newspaper.
Radio advertising scripts for 30-second and 60-second spots appearing on:
Bloomberg National Radio
Bloomberg Radio News, New York
Television scripts for 30-second and 60-second spots appearing on:
WLS-TV, ABC News, Chicago
Advertising copy for display ads appearing daily or weekly in:
The Wall Street Journal
Investor's Business Daily
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
Recently published (Internet) travel article: "Adventures in Rhodes"
Fiction: Action/Adventure, Alternative History, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Mystery, Novella, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story, Thriller/Suspense
Non-Fiction: Politics & Current Affairs, Popular Science, Science, Travel
Screenplay: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Poetry: Experimental, Fantasy, General, Narrative, Political, Romantic / Love
Hank Reardon from "Atlas Shrugs."
Hundreds. A few include: Ayn Rand, Arthur C. Clarke, Joe Haldeman, Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelie, Harlan Ellison, Robert A. Heinlein, John Steinbeck, Ernst Hemingway, Edgar Allen Poe, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Mark Twain, Theodore Sturgeon, E. E. Doc Smith, Damon Knight, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, James Blish, Brad Steiger ...