He moved with his father, sisters and stepmother to Chicago, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin where he met his wife Carol. They have two sons and five grandchildren. He was formerly with Arthur Andersen and afterwards ran IDS, a management consulting firm. He spent more than 25 years consulting in a variety of industries including assignments in Europe, with the government of Kuwait and with the World Bank in Indonesia. He likes to tell you that visiting, observing and interacting with a variety of cultures has provided him with a wealth of knowledge that through writing he hopes to exploit. In an effort to learn to speak French, he spent three months in Toulouse in southern France, where he also finished his first book The Bangka Inquiry and which, although fiction, builds on his experiences in Indonesia.
During a trip to the ruins of Pompeii, in Italy, he and his family came across an ancient villa: Casa diMarco. Not something to be passed up, Tony wrote a story about how his ancestors, more intelligent than the average person of course, realized that Mount Vesuvius was about to erupt so they quickly escaped to the mountain town of Benevento. His grandfather and grandmother immigrated to the U.S. from Benevento in the late 1800's, so he passed this fiction off as reality to his extended family, whereupon his wife Carol upgraded the story by inserting the names of their two sons and five grandchildren. Tony did the graphs and voila ... Escape From Pompeii was everyone's Christmas present.
Tony and his wife live in Burlington, Wisconsin . Perhaps his favorite book is an oldie, 11 Harrowhouse by Gerald A. Browne, published by Arbor House, New York in 1972.
Tony's books are also available at Amazon, for your Kindle, or for ebook. Hopefully you will enjoy reading them as much as he says he enjoyed writing them.
was born in the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City. As in the story Murder At Any Age, his mother died during childbirth and tony and his Two sisters spent time in a convent-orphanage. Other than a few memorable scenes, everything else in the book is fiction.