The hugely influential video game Tetris is more than just a fun time-waster -- studies show that playing the famous Russian game of nesting blocks can actually slow the aging process of players' brains.
I am the author of 17 books including novels, shorter "novelettes," a short story collection, and a book of nonfiction. Several were ghostwriting projects for others.
I've been a professional writer all my adult life. Starting in 1988, I have been a newspaper reporter and copy editor for several newspapers; a blogger and "ghostblogger" ; a contributor to several online content portals including Buzzfeed and Thought Catalog; an ad agency copywriter; and an SEO writer for content providers such as Textbroker.
I teach fiction writing and give presentations and seminars all over the country and also moderate fiction workshops and offer coaching services to new and veteran novelists.
My areas of expertise include writing about current events, entertainment, and New Age spirituality (both introductory articles and skeptical content). Of c...