Charlie is an author of inspirational fiction and spiritual poetry.
Designed to uplift and heal, his works tug on the heartstrings and call to us all to rise above the heaviness and the doldrums and find those things that call to us in life, that inspire us and help us to live as our true selves. A deep, passionate spirituality comes through in his work; a spirituality which he was raised with by his parents and grandparents.
His mom Jane is the owner of Wisdom of the Ages, a spiritual store and class center in Simsbury, Connecticut, USA that she started when he was 3 years old. He was homeschooled, often in the back of the store, being around customers and hearing how she helped them through her own spiritual teachings she was raised with, by her parents and later by her other traditional Native spiritual teachers. Her spiritual teachings are the main inspiration for his writings, whose characters come to him as he begins to tell their story.
He is also a fine art nature, wildlife, landscape and sacred site photographer with a love for nature’s peaceful intricacies. He has photographed around the world and continues to travel more, seeking out the wild places and quiet peacefulness. He photographs with the intention that his work exists as a window for others to experience the healing touch of nature’s beauty through. He recognizes that if we all take the time to connect with the beauty that exists around us and realize that we are a part of it and it is a part of us, then we can all grow to love each other and love ourselves more. He chooses to keep his name off his photography and go by “SC”, because he wants everyone to know that his style of photography is not like the artwork that an artist would sign. He is not the creator of the beauty in his work – he is only the one to capture it and share it with others – his work is the window to see it through. His photography is available through his company Photography by SC as fine art prints, photo canvas, greeting cards, poetry prints and more.
His first book "Conversations with an Angel: A story of healing through the passageways of grief" was released in 2017, when he was 23 years old. He wanted his first novel to be something that would really reach out and help people going through loss, one of the toughest parts of life.
His second book came out in April of 2020, "When You Realize How Perfect Everything Is: A conversation about life between grandfather and grandson" which he co-authored with his grandfather, NY Times bestselling author, inspirational speaker and retired pediatric surgeon, Dr. Bernie Siegel. It is a healing and uplifting collection of both of their poetry, illustrated by Charlie's photography.
Charlie works in Wisdom of the Ages alongside his mom and teaches spiritual classes with her, seeking every day to make the world a better, more peaceful, more love-filled place. He continues to write, working on his next novel and new poetry all the time. Photography is his passion as well as his career, and exploring the woods with his camera in hand is one of his favorite things to do.
Charlie is also a professional martial artist, training in traditional martial arts disciplines since he was 4 years old. At 21 years old, he began training under world-renowned teacher Roy Goldberg Sensei in the traditional Japanese Samurai martial art of Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu, once a secret art passed down through the Takeda clan of the samurai. Charlie now leads Study Group classes in Connecticut under Goldberg Sensei and travels with Sensei as his uke to seminars around the world. The profound peace, inner strength and greater connection with others that can be gained from traditional martial arts training is part of the beautiful message that Charlie wants to share with the world.