English | ePUB | 14.50 MiB | 14 Books
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction – General, Fiction, American, Life on other planets, Military, Marines, General, Science Fiction – Military
I’m the second most famous person to ever come out of Niles, Ohio. This isn’t necessarily a big deal. After all, the first most famous person (William McKinley) is best known for being assassinated, and nobody knows who the third most famous is — and outside of my immediate family and their closest friends, nobody in Niles knows who I am, either. Following some vagabondish early years that saw me resident in Kansas, Texas, and New Jersey, I finished my growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, from where I ran away to the Marine Corps soon after I turned 18. While a Marine I served in the peace time infantry, a tour as a military policeman, and fought a war in Vietnam. Afterwhich I moved to Philadelphia where I studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, followed by a too-short career as a award-winning sculptor. Along the way I got married and subsequently divorced. I began writing in 1983. In 2004, I finally had enough of the dreary winters of Philadelphia and moved to the sunshine and warmth of South Florida.