I grew up in the Downriver area of Detroit, Michigan, but currently live in San Diego, California. After graduating from Allen Park High School in 1966, I entered Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti earning a bachelor's degree  and a master's degree  in English Language and Literature. After retiring from teaching language arts for thirty-seven years, I decided to follow my dream to become an author.
My first book Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel profiles my story of working at the coke ovens for Great Lakes Steel Corporation culminating in the Detroit Riots of 1967. My next effort Terror in Ypsilanti: John Norman Collins Unmasked is my true crime treatment of the all-American college student presumed to be the murderer of seven young women between the summers of 1967 and 1969.
The Richard Streicher Jr. Murder tells the unsolved mystery of a seven-year-old boy found stabbed and frozen to death under a foot bridge during the Great Depression. The Elusive Purple Gang recounts the reign of terror of Detroit's most notorious Prohibition gang. My latest nonfiction work is Detroit Time Capsule, an anthology of seventy-five of my best Fornology.com Detroit posts.