Bio and Links

I was born in Dothan, Alabama but early in my childhood my family moved to moose country in Millinocket, Maine. I also grew up in Ridgebury, CT, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, and Cape Elizabeth, ME. I lived a decade in Madison, Wisconsin where I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in English and Creative Writing. After a short stint working in a property appraiser's office, my Information Technology career took off. I subsequently lived in Gainesville, Lutz, and Middleburg, Florida.

Today, I'm happy living in the unincorporated sandpine scrub between Cassia and Paisley, in Central Florida. You might have trouble finding me out here, but I can be seen running barefoot along the roads or watching the black bears that live around here. I also enjoy travelling, snorkeling, hiking, vegetarian food, and spending time with my beautiful wife and four dachshunds.

Of course, I also love to read. I was the nerdy kid who read every book in the library. I was also very fond of entomology and made a habit of returning home with every insect I could get my hands on. Luckily, as an adult, I still pursue both of these interests.

The Olivia Brophie series is well on its way. Join the growing number of fans now so you can say you were there in the early years!

Worlds Around Us is an eighty-page curriculum that blends language arts and science lessons for teaching Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus in your 3-6th grade classroom. There are plenty of contributions from scientists and teachers from all over the world.


Publications
Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus, Pineapple Press, 2012. Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus has won the 2012 President's Award Silver Medal for Children's Literature from Florida Publishers Association and the Honor Book Award from the Society of School Librarians International

Olivia Brophie and the Sky Island, Pineapple Press 2014. The award-winning Olivia Brophie series continues. One hundreds more pages of action, science, and time travel.

Here is a scientific note I published back in 2005 in The Florida Entomologist. Behavioral Activity of Anisomorpha Buprestoides Possibly Associated with Hurricane Charley

A Little Book of Light History, poetry chapbook, Yellowjacket Press 2012

Grey and Silver: The Life Boat, The Flagler Review Spring 2012

Guide to Edible Florida, Saw Palm Spring 2012
 
Geronimo Imprisoned in Florida, Saw Palm Spring 2012

Sun in an Empty Room, San Pedro River Review Vol 3, No 2, Fall 2011

The Lacemaker, Ekphrasis, Vol 5, No. 6, Fall/Winter 2011

Upon Misidentifying a Blue, Connecticut River Review 2011
 
Luna Moth at a Gas Station, Connecticut River Review 2011

Stairway, Washington Square Winter/Spring 2011
 
New York Movie, Washington Square Winter/Spring 2011

Dry Tortugas, The Lindenwood Review, Issue 1, 2011
 
Sanibel Light, Florida, San Pedro River Review, Vol 2 No 2, Fall 2010
 
Summer Evening, Post Road, no. 20, Spring 2011
 
House of the Fog Horn, Post Road, no. 20, Spring 2011
Seahorse, Barrier Islands Review, July 2010
 
How it Begins, How it Ends, Barrier Islands Review, July 2010
Giant Pumpkins, The South Carolina Review, Vol 43, Number 2, 2011
Aluminum Canoes, The South Carolina Review, Vol 43, Number 2, 2011

In Praise of the Male Spider, Avocet, Volume XII, No 4, Summer 2010
 
The Shell Mall, The Yalobusha Review, Volume XV, 2010
 
Last Panther, Saw Palm, Volume 4, Spring 2010
 
Alligator Sunning, Tampa Review 38, 2009
 
Paperwhites, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Fall 2008, Issue 3
 
A St. John’s Topography, Avocet, Volume XII, No. 3, Spring 2009
Three Poems in a Florida Brush Fire, The Florida Review, Volume XXV No. 1, 2000
 
North Florida Autumnal, Sierra Nevada College Review, Volume XI, 2000
Grand Banks, Sierra Nevada College Review, Volume XI, 2000
 
The Angels of Rocky Neck Beach, Baybury Review, Volume 3, 1999
 
Return to a lake with many names, Baybury Review, Volume 3, 1999
Building the Baby Room, The Cream City Review, Spring 1997, Volume 21, Number 2
 
Snowy Owls, The Literary Review, Volume 40, No.2 Winter 1997
 
Lost Near Boothbay, The Cape Rock, Spring 1997
The New England Kite Conference, The Dry Creek Review, Spring 1996
Revival, Fox Cry, Volume 22, August 1996
Three Thoughts During a Meteor Shower, North Coast Review, No. 10, 1996
 
What I Felt Besides the Wind Burning in the Grass, North Coast Review, No. 10, 1996
 
Regeneration, The Cream City Review, Spring 1995, Volume19, Number 1
White, Wisconsin Academy Review, Volume 42, No. 1, Winter 1995-6
Burn Sugar, Wisconsin Review, Volume 30, No. 1, 1995
 
Overheard, Wisconsin Review, Volume 30, No. 1, 1995
Visitation, Maryland Poetry Review, Issue 13, 1994
How I Forgot How to Write, Xanadu, Issue 17, 1994
 
The Adirondack Watershed, The Sulphur River Review
Looting the Tomb, Mankato Poetry Review, December 1994
 
Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Profile


Melissa T Photography - A great Central Florida photographer