JUST KIBBLES & BITTS
a stray cat finds a loving home
Born in Missouri in 1960, I had my first major writing experience at age eight. With a lead role in a Christmas play for my local church, I rewrote some of the lines for my character. I continued to write poetry, songs, and short stories throughout my high school years and even wrote poems to creatively complete homework assignments. "I actually never had the intention of selling anything...maybe a song someday." An early career as a radio DJ and a degree in Communications from Southeast Missouri State University helped to further explore interests in music and writing. Interesting rhythms were often followed by lyrics or a vivid journey of enlightened rhymes. But cradling my only daughter as a baby instantly created acknowledgement and acceptance of a muse that would constantly inspire me and continues even to this day. Having my writing efforts published has been a highlight of my life and includes a children's book "Tania and Her Pet Whale," a poetic anthology dedicated to my daughter "Kellie's Book (with pics)," and numerous poems including "The Angels Are Singing," and "Kibbles and Bits." I continue to write poems and songs and work on my novels "One Shot," "Testing Love — The 6-Hour Experiments" and screenplays. A new collection of poetry entitled "Enlightened Journeys" is an upcoming release.