I was born in the Bronx, N.Y. and followed my nose, my mind, my desire to know what's going on, and my passions through the world. My great good fortune was to be born to an extremely loving mother who filled my new spirit with a self-esteem born of her love for her baby. That self-esteem and the luck of the ignorant have carried me along through life, though both characteristics have been greatly modified by the experience. I have written throughout my life, first poetry and then novels. I can safely say that a main theme in my work is "mature love," a term used by a reader to describe the story lines in Muta. Certainly love has been a dominant theme in my own life so I've tried to express what I know or think I know.