I served in the Air Force in Viet Nam and the Philippines before working as a manager for a Fortune 500 company for twenty-five years. When they no longer needed me I owned a shoe repair and sales shop for eleven years, until that business succumbed to the economy.
When I 'retired' in 2002 my wife told me I should write a novel. Didn't know if I could, so my only goal as an author was to finish a novel. I've been writing since I could hold a pencil. For most of my 74 years I wrote short stories, having a few published in magazines before they went the way of the dinosaurs. I am blessed to have a publisher who wanted to publish it. I've since had three more published and now Uncial has agreed to publish one of my short stories. I'm jumping for joy, and hoping I don't fall and be unable to get up.
I've been married to my soul mate for almost 50 years and have a writing assistant toy poodle who allows me to live in her house.
A true joy is having someone tell me they couldn't put down something I'd written until they'd finished. Unless my words are read they just sit astride the page. My goal is to intrigue and entertain my readers.