I've been writing poetry since the seventies and am now a published author. I have lived in Indiana, California, and now Virginia. A few years ago I was homeless for two years. I took that experience and started writing. 'Dark Waters' was the first book published, followed by 'Lifeline.' In 2013 both books were combined into one freshly edited book published under the name 'Into the Dark Waters.' Since then I have self-published six books of poetry and two novels: Blackstone - Rising from the Ashes, and Waking Up the Phoenix. A third novel called 'Resurrection - the Triumph of the Phoenix' is set for publication early 2017.