With clear and sometimes unusual images, the writing penetrates the strange reality of a nineteen year old professional tennis player, describing in vivid detail the mental states of isolation and the heart of a champion.
A stint in the Special Forces cut short by a jump training mission accident that claimed the lives of his brother and several members of his unit. After discovering creative writing in college, joined the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. Introduced to Latin American fiction, developed a new genre of fiction called Mystic Realism. Unable to interest major publishers, eked out a living playing on the tennis tour, becoming a club pro and later a college instructor. Now living in Ohio, working on my fiction, recently completing three screenplays, including an adaptation of The Prodigy. The Prodigy reached the quarterfinals of the Page International Screenwriting Contest in 2005. The hardcover, promoted by Tennis Week, sold out in first edition and published in paperback twelve years later. Has finished in the quarterfinals of Francis Ford Coppola's screenwriting contest at American Zoetrope twice, in 2008 and 2010.