Writing is what Anthony does for a living as well as for fun. A freelance journalist for the last 10 years, published in several newspapers, magazines and websites, he has also been a successful video producer and writer, as well as an award-winning composer during his rich and varied career.
It was Anthony’s lifelong interest in prophecy that first led him to become a writer. When he came across a novel view of ancient history that seemed to marvelously illuminate the metaphorical language of the scriptures, he felt compelled to explain it to his fellow Satins; he felt compelled to demonstrate the incredibly broad application it had to the restored gospel and the teachings of the prophets. So, he started writing about it … and hasn’t stopped.
In the last two decades, Anthony has retreated from big city life, choosing the wide-open spaces and big sky of Northeastern California, where he lives with his wife, Carla, on a 40-acre ranch in a home he built with considerable help from his eight children before they all moved away and started their own families.
Partially retired, Anthony continues to write for three local newspapers on a weekly basis. He still composes and arranges orchestral and choral music on his computer-based digital system at home and dabbles in video projects.
Lastly, he continues to explore in print and video the implications of his research into ancient planetary history and its bearing upon the restored gospel. He claims that the more he discovers about those ancient celestial events and conditions, the better he understands the origins of temple and scriptural imagery.
Like Joseph Smith, Anthony says that Revelation is “the plainest book God ever caused to be written.” That applies to the Book of Abraham and the enigmatic Egyptian facsimiles as well, he says. But perhaps most important of all, according to Anthony, is the meaningful significance he finds in temple symbolism and ritual, which he says is “chock full of information, like reading a book.”