A potpourri of stories rooted in intriguing characters and unsuspected plot twists.
Poems with humor, irony, insight and edge. Serious, silly, thoughtful, & fun.
The true story of one man's struggle for success in the music business.
Prior to his writing endeavors Gene was a musician who played saxophone, clarinet and flute with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and many others of the era. He was a prolific bandleader and conductor. He led his own big band, The Jazz Giants, for many years and was featured and recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Precursor to "Chasing the Muse," a memoir from Gene's early years in music.
A second career of several years followed when he became the Entertainment Director and Show Producer for various international cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean Cruises, Inc.
Gene graduated from the University of Notre Dame, with additional studies at Juilliard, Fairfield University and the Creative Writing program of Florida International University in Miami.
He retired from the cruise line industry, and now writes and is the facilitator of a large and active writers group in Florida, a contributing editor to several publications, past president of the Treasure Coast Writers Guild, and a Trustee of the Ft. Pierce Jazz and Blues Society.