Music and writing are first and foremost in Frank's professional life. This includes singing and writing music, prose, poetry, short stories and book length non-fiction for both children and adults.
Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction Award, for his short story The Poet in 2011. Long listed for Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction Award 2013 for his short story It Was Their Time. 2013 also saw Frank's poetry suite From What Some Call the Resting Place and his poem Robin Poems longlisted for sections of the Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize.
In honour of his music, writing and publishing lives, McMaster University inducted Frank into their Alumni Gallery in the early 1980's.
Frank also taught school for many years. At one time, he was principal for a school dedicated to mentally challenged children. He has Specialist certification in special education. He is professionally qualified to work with the full range of children and their intrinsic abilities. This includes both the gifted and talented in the normal streams of life, as well as those outside this norm who happen to be mentally or physically challenged in some way.
A friend of Frank's nicknamed him "Poet". It stuck.
In January 2014, Frank sold one of his new short stories, Last Man Standing, to Exile Publishing's upcoming anthology Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post-Apocalypse
One of Frank's joys is acting here and there over his lifetime. Usually background parts such as an artist, a war vet, and one time as a rabbi.
At age 58 Frank decided he wanted to pursue the martial arts. He now has his brown belt in Shotokan Karate. In order to protect his hands and feet, both and both plus his mouth needed for his singing and music careers, he must refrain from advancing in karate, at this time. He says he will get his black belt when he is too old to do anything else! And he probably will.
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