For some years, I suppressed the idea of writing what I felt had never been written: a realistic, demonstrably positive and literary story about men in love. Probably, on an unconscious level, I had never given up on writing. I had put some old notes for a story on my book shelf and there it sat for some time.
Without intending to write, but just out of curiosity, I took the notes from the shelf in January, 2007 and began to read. As I skimmed the old text, I thought, “Well, this sounds pretty good… and this does, too”. I was able to consider everything afresh. This new perspective enabled Native Moments to become more real, by weaving in autobiographical elements, adding fantasy to the mix, and using imagination to its utmost.
I’m a native New Yorker, who has lived at times in Amherst, Massachusetts and Muenster, Bremen, and Bonn, Germany. After returning home to the United States, I gave up the peripatetic life and took up residence on Long Island with my life-partner, Robert Chiarelli.