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About John R. Austin
I was born in Key West, Florida. A rather famous hangout for some past famous writers: Hemingway and Tennessee Williams to name two. I just hope that I possess a glimmer of their talent.
Attended Saint Joseph’s elementary/middle School and Mary Immaculate High School in Key West and graduated with honors.
Graduated from the University of Florida in 1965 with an Architectural Degree in Building Construction and later, while on active duty with the U.S. Air Force Engineers, received a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering.
Wrote my master’s thesis titled: “A Methods Analysis of the Air Force Engineering Management System of Total Programming” and achieved limited publication within the Air Force engineering community for instructional purposes.
Have lived in the countries of China (Taiwan), Germany, Portugal and South Korea; and in the United States in Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas and Wisconsin.
Living and interacting with individuals in various foreign countries, with diverse cultures and customs, and ten different states, with different attitudes and outlooks, has equipped me with a uniquely incisive and worldly understanding of human nature.
I have been writing for fifty plus years. Most of my writing has been in the technical, instructional and business areas.
I am working on my first book: "Havana Harvest---When Cuba Was Naughty!" which details my coming of age experiences in 1958 Havana, Cuba, at the age of 16.
Besides Havana Harvest…When Cuba Was Naughty! I am also structuring two other stories based on my life adventures and travels: Alaskan Cherokee and Taiwan Tango.