After spending 30+ years as a graphic artist, I have lately devoted all my efforts into combining a love of history with illustration, as well as struggling with the new found discipline of writing.
I began my career as a typographer setting photo-type into the wee hours for ad agencies and design studios. I later used my experience to teach at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and worked free-lance for many clients.
My first book, The Illustrated Delaware River: The History of a Great American River, is an illustrated historical travelogue filled with 140 original drawings and paintings that follows the entire length of the legendary river.
My second effort, Before Penn: An Illustrated History of the Delaware River Colonies, 1609-1682, tells the fascinating story of the struggle among the most powerful nations of Europe for control of the Delaware Valley, years before William Penn’s acquisition of Pennsylvania.
A third volume, Artifacts: An Illustrated Treasury of Delaware Valley History, is an eye-opening view of Delaware Valley history featuring hoagies, hats, highways, bridges, trains, historic trees, dinosaurs, and much, much, more. Winner of Independent Publisher's award.
The Book of Wedges: Tales From a Beach, followed, featuring memories of days gone by at a minuscule beachfront community on the Delaware Bay, intertwined with a lighthearted history of one of nature's most basic concepts.
My latest effort is For a Song: The Most Enduring Tunes Ever Written. A collection of the back stories of two dozen of the most beloved songs ever.
I make my home in historic New Jersey.
2010 - present
2010 - present