After a career in journalism, communications and public relations, where he specialized in crisis communications, Paul has turned to his other love in life - writing stories for children. A writer for more than 30 years, he now has established Ozymandias Publishing Co. to serve as a vehicle for his books. Like so many talented [modestly he said] writers for children, Paul learned that publishing opportunities for new, heretofore-unpublished writers are in short supply and occur only after usually lengthy searches for either an agent or publisher.
And so, after consulting with his handsome but anxiety-riddled cat Ozymandias, they decided to undertake publishing as well as writing their own books. Fortunately for the enterprise Paul recently discovered a series of long-lost journals in a trunk written by the cat Spenser. The first of these journals - Spenser’s Story of the Constitution - was compiled and edited by Paul and published in August 2016. This journal was particularly appropriate given that Paul spent three years (1986-89) as Director of Federal, State & Local Programs for the U.S. Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution, the bipartisan federal commission established by the President and the Congress to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the writing and signing of the Constitution.
The second journal by Spenser - Spenser’s Story of Harriet Tubman - is due for release early in 2017. In addition, Paul has written a number of stories for younger children (4-7) - Stories from Squirrel Hill - designed for reading to younger children, which will be out soon as well.