Home

Welcome to my site! I’m a memoir writer and dog person. I believe in adopting rescue animals and I support animal rescue groups. I’m currently working to complete a memoir about my work years with a suburban Chicago police department that will be published in 2017. Stay tuned for more information on that project as it nears completion and release. Please enter your email address in the box to the right to receive updates on that project and to be notified when it has been released. Your email address won’t be shared with anyone else.

Writing memoirs has proven to be one of the most rewarding things I have done. It’s a healing activity for emotional wounds gathered while experiencing traumatic times. It promotes opportunity to inspect and dissect turning points in life long passed and sometimes unnoticed when they occurred. It has brought a new group of friends through writing groups and exposed me to their experiences.

The freedom I enjoy in this creative process and the sense of accomplishment I have when I “get it right” on paper is extremely satisfying. I wish I could spread that feeling around for others to experience. To that end, I help teach a local beginning memoir writing class each fall.

3dcover

I have recently self-published “So Far, Life Stories.” It’s fifty-one chapters from my life, spread across 251 pages. Not available to the public, I put this book together solely for my kids. For this work, they are my most important audience. That I was able to do this is a testament to the power each of us has available with print-on-demand technology.

I metal detect as a hobby, and have articles about finds published in nationally circulated magazines. I’m a regular contributor to “The Almanac of Arlington Heights”, a quarterly magazine distributed in the village in which I used to reside.

Thanks for stopping by!

Neil