Retired after three decades of international financial counselling I am now following my first passion, storytelling, and this is my blog.
I have always felt more comfortable communicating through my writing. I was born with an innate comprehension of words, their meanings and uses. As a young boy I dreamt of fantasies I would like to share. Then as a youth I began writing poetry but it didn’t give me a sense of personal fulfillment. Later I set out to write a science fiction, mystery, adventure novel. Somewhere along the way I realized that there were scores of great writers and my aspiration felt unattainable. The dream of creating an everlasting legacy has always remained an aspiration of mine. Then as a father my ambition of leaving a lasting legacy became focused on my son. A baby boomer, recently retired from more than three decades in the international financial consultation, I finally decided it was time to create my legacy, The Paladin Project Chronicles.
I draw my enthusiasm and keen passion for reading mysteries from my father and mother and my major writing influences include (in no particular order):
- Franklin W. Dixon – The Hardy Boys
- Carolyn Keene – Nancy Drew
- Doc Savage – Henry W. Ralston, John L. Nanovic, Lester Dent
- Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Poirot, Marple – Agatha Christie
- Monk – Lee Goldberg
My most recent impetus however, has been Richard Castle (Tom Straw). He says there is nothing more satisfying than to tell a good story well.