Of Italian heritage, I was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on the 11th of February, 1961. I began reading fiction when a friend gave me The Hobbit when I was 8 years old. Overwhelmed by Tolkien's tale, I never stopped reading since. In my teenage years, a high school friend who loved SCI-FI and Fantasy continued to feed me with the best novels he came across, till we parted.
My primary interest during those years was cinematography and to become a film director. I made several amateur films including science fiction films with special effects . My writing began with several scripts which were never used.
My life changed drastically when working in the film industry, projects were no more available and I lost my job. During that break, while I was a CB'er and having fun, a friend gave me a book called The Late Great Planet Earth. This spoke of Bible prophecies that came true and concerning the future. This opened my eyes to a personal God and called on Him to save me from the coming judgement. This happened six months later on August of 1981. While seeing a girl I knew from high school in my neighbourhood, I was interested to ask her out, when she began to talk to me of God. Already interested in the Bible, I went to church and there accepted Christ Jesus. Since then, I began the greatest adventure I could have imagined.
Most people think that religion is boring, their right if you mean traditional man-made institutions, but it's way more interesting and logical when becoming a born-again Christian and following a Bible believing church. I've had more fun, learning experiences, true miracles, maturity, blessings and crazy stunts that I could ever imagine in my 18 years I followed Jesus. It's one thing to read the magical worlds of Fantasy, its another to live it in real life on Earth. Magic in fantasy is called miracles with God. Sword fights and battles against men and creatures is called spiritual and physical warfare in the Bible. Satan is a real enemy and the battle is ferocious even when the enemy is most times your carnal self!
10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Ephesiens chapter 6
God aint joking! The Christian battle is difficult, but what a glorious fight!
Tolkien and of course C.S. Lewis where Bible readers. No wonder their imagination was set on fire by the Word of God.
It's a battlefield brother
not a recreation room,
it's a fight and not a game.
Run if you want to
run if you will,
but I came here to stay.
During my Christian life, God blessed me with a great imagination and so I began to write Tales of King Dunen as best as I could to His honor. And I hope you will enjoy them also. God bless.