I began writing songs when I was fourteen. At fifteen I was signed to a publishing and recording contract with a producer from Columbia Records. By the time I was sixteen, I was playing guitar and performing in Bleecker Street cafes and coffee houses. Later, my songs took on a jazz feel and I performed at The Village Gate. After ten years as a songwriter and performer, I went back to college and became a Doctor of Chiropractic, graduating with honors. While in private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, I gave lectures on nutrition and back care. In the early nineties, I was introduced to a spiritual teacher from the Far East and began an ancient practice that involved meditating several hours a day. I also started writing music again, in partnership with Brian Keane, an Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award-winning producer. Brian’s high regard for my lyrics inspired me to join a writers’ workshop in East Hampton, New York. I was in the process of writing a novel when my brother died unexpectedly and began speaking to me from the afterlife. My brother’s after-death communications became the subject of the book The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There’s Life After Death, published by Hampton Roads Publishing in March 2013. The book’s foreword is by Dr. Raymond Moody, the renowned researcher and author of Life After Life. I have done numerous radio interviews, various blogs, and appeared on Bob Olson’s Afterlife TV. A video of his hour-long interview of me is on his website and also on YouTube. The book brings a unique message of hope to those grieving the loss of a loved one and has received critical acclaim, which can be seen on the book’s Amazon Book page.
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