Pen Name: None
Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, History
Born: 1952 in Chicago, IL
I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, attended Catholic schools in this city from grammar school through graduate school at Loyola University, taught English literature and writing at Bishop McNamara High School in Kankakee, IL and La Lumiere School in LaPorte, IN and currently directs fund-raising for Leo High School in Chicago. I write a monthly column for Irish American News, contribute regular columns to Chicago Daily Observer and other publications. My two books, one a history and the other a historical fiction concern themselves with Illinois and Chicago history.
Biographical and Professional Information
Born -November 8, 1952 in Englewood Hospital, Chicago Illinois, I was attended Chicago Catholic grammar and high schools, received a Bachelor of Arts in EnglishLiterature from Loyola University in 1974, began teaching English and coaching sports at Bishop McNamara High School in Kankakee, IL in 1975, married Mary Cleary in 1983, received a Master of Arts in English Literature from Loyola in 1987, taught at LaLumiere School in Indiana from 1988-1994, took a position as Director of Development with Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, IN and then Leo High School in Chicago in 1996. My wife Mary died in 1998 and I returned with my three children to Chicago's south side where I continue to write and raise funds for Leo High School.
The Chorito Hog Leg, Book 1: A Novel of Guam in Time of War , Authorhouse, 2007
Every Heart and Hand: A Leo High School Story, Authorhouse, 2005
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
The Chorito Hog Leg, Book 1: A Novel of Guam in Time of War
Release Date: 2007-04-13
Every Heart and Hand: A Leo High School Story
Release Date: 2005-08-30
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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