I am forty-four years old, originally born in NY but now living in Pennsylvania. I moved here when I was about twelve years old. Life has thrown me some curves. I was homeless at age nine, sleeping in my mother's car, a hotel, and eventually a shelter. I went to prison at age twenty-one. I was there for four years and it helped me to get myself together and really hone my writing skills. I am a jack-of-all-trades kind of guy. I can pretty much do anything I put my mind to. I have been an artist, a contractor, a roofer, a mechanic, a forklift operator, a police car computer installer, and a PC builder. I have owned a sticker company and built vape mods for the vape industry. I am also a published poet with my first book available at Barnes & Noble. I am a firm believer in never giving up! Dreams do come true!