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Born and raised on a small dairy farm in west central Michigan, I learned about life and death at an early age. I was lucky enough to have a loving, caring Father who taught me about some of the more intricate 'ins and outs' of living every day. No one ever really taught me to read, I just could and I used that gift to find a world I might not have been able to experience for another decade or more.
I started writing simple stories at age six in about 1959 and have been at it ever since. I later became a medic, worked in a psych ward of a prison, and spent many years working in Emergency Rooms as an aide and then a nurse. I've written about my experiences growing up on the farm, then about things I saw and experienced in the emergency field, both in and out of the ER. I admit my life story is weird but I prefer to think of it as an alternate reality in which I am the pioneer and flag planter.
I now have three audio books out; "The Struggle Within," "Things My Father Taught Me," and "Say Hello To Dave!" with two others to be added soon. I had been trying to add a novella of 16,000 to 22,000 words every month in 2015 but ran into a serious health issue when I developed a huge aortic aneurysm. I had a nine hour surgery on February 3rd, 2016 and as of the middle of May, I am finally back to writing all the time. I am just adding a new 'spooky story' entitled "Just Dreaming" that is roughly 16,000 words and have another book in progress on learning to relax in these turbulent times.
Thanks for reading!