About Your Writer

My Story

I’ve been writing professionally for over twenty years, publishing creative non-fiction, fiction, narrative history, corporate communications, and personal histories. My last desk job was as senior editor and writer at a Fortune 300 company headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

I’ve now come home to Fort Myers, Florida, where I grew up, and retreated to my writer’s hideaway on an island off the mainland. The views from my windows are of sparkling water and palm trees.

Last year, I published Hidden History of Fort Myers (2017, The History Press), completed a privately commissioned YA historical novel, and a children’s book, Me and the Sky, which Random House (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) will publish early in 2018.

I am now back to work now on my three-part, psychological-mystery, titled BANYAN. 

I continue also to write my popular narrative histories of Fort Myers for the Sunday Tropicalia magazine section of the Fort Myers News-Press. I expect to publish soon a collection of these stories, but in the meantime, you will find most of them at http://www.cyn1020.com, under HISTORY IN CYNEMASCOPE.

In addition to the Tropicalia stories, I write a mini-, bi-weekly history of Cape Coral for the “Cape Life” section of the News-Press.

Beginning with my story, “Lee in Texas,” scheduled for the December 2018 issue, I’ll be publishing also in American History Magazine.

In the coming year, I will co-produce a WGCU documentary called, “Voices from the River,” in which the fourth- and fifth-generation descendants of the pioneering families of Fort Myers will tell their family stories.

I’m invited fairly often to give talks on local history to clubs and civic organizations; please follow my EVENTS page if you’d like to attend one. It’s a good opportunity to meet me and discuss your own project.

Thanks for scanning my bio. I’m looking forward now to hearing your story.

Call me, text me (239-834-9617) or email me (myghostwriter1020@gmail.com) anytime.