Inspired by my father’s life as a social activist, I have spent a good part of my life delving into the study of labor history.  Along the way I have uncovered many dark secrets hidden in forgotten union archives, news articles, and the memories of an older but quickly disappearing generation. My novels are based on real people, actual events, news articles, court cases, family letters, and personal interviews.

I am a graduate of Thiel College. In recent years I have taken numerous classes in memoir, fiction, screenplay, and novel.  I have also appeared on radio, television, in a documentary, and been interviewed for feature articles in newspapers and magazines. My dramatic presentations, Wobbly World – the IWW Influence on Art, Music, Literature, and the Labor Movement and A Novel Approach to Weaving Fact into Fiction, have delighted audiences as well as educated.

My first novel, The Ragman’s War received good reviews and is used as a text book in a Pennsylvania high school with other schools expressing interest.