Jack Schimmelman is a former theatre director who created his own work for more than 15 years in New York City, Martha’s Vineyard and London. He currently resides on Martha's Vineyard. After becoming a surrogate father to a child who witnessed the death of her biological father, he realized there was no business in his show business and became a legal secretary. All the while he has continued to write on the issues of the day, as well as poetry and fiction. He has written a novella, Tales of Crete . . . a memoir (more or less) and is finishing a novel, Satori in Brighton Beach (or how I found redemption on Barrow Street). He has also written a creation myth for children entitled, Circle of Fire. Much of his work may be seen on SCRIBD.com. He is the Executive Producer and director of an original music theatre piece - 1854 - based on an abolitionist movement on the Vineyard.