About the author
Whenever I brought up moments from my past that held merit or could provoke a laugh, my wife Erica would encourage me to tell another. Then the day arrived when she said, "You should write these stories down." Once I heard those words, I was off to the races.
I immediately started building the dream that I could actually become a writer - an author. I thought to myself, Shakespeare has nothing on me, and who's this Mark Twain guy anyway? Without hesitation, I went out to purchase a scarf, a pipe, and some pens and paper. My new dream was just around the corner. I started thinking, why did I wait so long? In how many languages will my book be published? How long will it be on the New York Times Best Seller list?
Right around that time, I realized that I was the guy who barely graduated high school, and English was my worst subject.
Growing up in the Detroit area, determination and true ambition was the fuel that propelled me. With any interest I had, I became obsessed. As a child, I was all-consumed with learning to play the guitar, eventually forming a band, Bitter Sweet Alley, that went on to release multiple albums, including the hit single "Time to Move." As a teenager, I became interested in music production. With nothing but a couple of cassette recorders and my blind ambition, I went on to build three recording studios and became a record producer, earning multiple gold and platinum records. Once my entrepreneurial skills found the taste of success, there was no looking back. I then became fascinated with the world of 1s and 0s and became a self-taught computer programmer. I launched my own software company and designed an automation system achieving multiple software design awards, and I am honored to have my automation system featured in Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. After years in the computer world, I once again reignited my true passion for creating music and went on to release three additional solo albums.