I have a varied background. My education started with a BA in psychology from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1976, followed by an MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1980. I practiced medicine at a variety of locations, including serving as Chief of Anesthesia in Humana Hospital-Abilene,
as Director of Education for the Anesthesia Department and a member of the
Surgery Faculty in Orlando Regional Medical Center, on the faculty of Anesthesia
at the University of Florida in Miami, and for two years as Chief of Anesthesia
at Chinle Hospital on the Navaho Reservation.
I began having spontaneous psychic experiences in the early 1990s. In 1995, and being the scientific sort wanted to understand why I could do things I'd been taught were impossible. I returned to school for a
second doctorate degree (Psy.D.), this time in parapsychology from the American
School of Professional Psychology
and Rosebridge Graduate School of Integrative
in California. Since then I have had over 17 years experience investigating hauntings and spontaneous paranormal events, and appeared as an expert on numerous television and radio shows.
My career diverged again as I became more interested in writing novels and screenplays. I retired from practicing medicine to devote myself to my passion and honing my skills. I have studied with Steve Kaplan, Robert McKee, Chris Soth, and am an alum of the ScreenwritingU ProSeries and other courses.
I have published journal articles and textbook chapters on mind-matter interaction, place memory, experiential research, and the afterlife. My current books include:
The PK Zone
Suicide: What Really Happens in the Afterlife?
(also available in Spanish),
Handbook to the Afterlife
(also available in Czech and Chinese), and
Mind-Matter Interaction: Historical Reports, Research and Theory
I am a member of the Parapsychological Association
, the Society for Psychical Research
and the Society for Scientific Exploration
. For more on my books and that part of my life, please visit my subsite here