Writer | Editor | Traveler
My mother always said that travel is the best education anyone can have, and I have taken her convictions as my own. Since childhood, I have pursued careers that would take me to unusual places far from my comfort zone. I figured it gave me inspiration for writing and prevented boredom.
Like so many writers, I pursued writing as an avocation, spending the rest of my time in occupations that could pay my bills. My work life is checkered, beginning as a traveling sales representative in retailing, then a long stint studying for a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, followed by a thirty year career in Information Technology (and aerospace). Retirement allowed me to concentrate on writing, but still wanting income, I taught writing at local colleges for ten years. Then, at long last, I declared my avocation was an occupation, and I have not stopped writing since.
Although I have written and published in every genre in many journals, my first book was published in 2016. My first two works are a travel memoir, Travel Wings: An Adventure, and a children's book, The Fishers. The book-making me has not stopped there. Currently I am working on a historical novel series, The Watertown Chronicles. I am publishing the first three books with the Ardent Writer Press. Two others, a novel, Assassination and a memoir Everyday Miracles are on the back burner. And maybe a chapbook, Father's Day is for Boys. I can hardly wait to see what comes after that. I have great plans for many more novels in the chronicles.