. My formal college/writing education began when I was in my 20’s, but my first published writing experiences starting happening when I was only 11 years old. I am currently 49. When I was 11 in 1976 I started corresponding with the creators at Marvel Comics and DC Comics and they would frequently write/call me/publish my letters in their comic books. It was a blast to say the least. I helped shape many of the titles that were released from that time on, and I have been listed as one of the creators of the character called WAR MACHINE/IRON PATRIOT that has currently been featured in the blockbuster IRON MAN films. Since that time and over the years I have had reviews, fiction, non-fiction and humor purchased and printed in books, magazines, newspapers and digests galore. Publications like Marvel and DC Comics with names you are no doubt familiar with such as Weird Tales Magazine and Reader’s Digest.