Motivational Moments


Are you popular, powerful, a perfectionist, or peaceful? Are you a little of all 4?

Whether you are a company bigwig or king of the kitchen, Motivational Moments will help you understand why people (you included) say what they say and do what they do. Using the Ancient Greeks’ Four Humors personality decoder, uncover the secrets of your own and other’s personalities using 52 sets of stories, fun facts, and challenges to help you become a better…


Voices from Mariel


By Jose Manuel Garcia–University Press of Florida (edited by Alison Nissen)

Between April and September 1980, more than 125,000 Cuban refugees fled their homeland, seeking freedom from Fidel Castro’s dictatorship. They departed in boats from the port of Mariel and braved the dangerous 90-mile journey across the Straits of Florida. Told in the words of the immigrants themselves, the stories in Voices from Mariel offer an up-close view of this international crisis, the largest oversea mass migration in Latin American history.

Resolve Courage Hope


2016 Royal Palm Literary Award Winner–Unpublished Memoir; Medal Winner Unpublished Book of the Year

On December 13, 2007, in the small town of Lake Wales, Florida, Leon Davis, Jr. walked into the Headley Insurance Agency with a gun, duct tape, and gasoline. He demanded money, wrapped two women in duct tape, doused them with gasoline, and flicked a lighter. Resolve, Courage, Hope tells the true story of how Scott Headley picked up the pieces after one of his long-time clients deliberately and viciously killed two of his employees and the aftershock of Davis’s murderous rampage including court trials, night terrors, and regaining his sense of self.

Fire and Taxes


Fan Favorite Flash Fiction



Looking Life in the Eye


Best-Loved and Honored Poets of Central Florida 2015:

A Beautiful Boy  & Wanting More





2014 Big Cypress National Park Poetry Contest  Second Place



My Perspective


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