Willard Alston Ferguson Jr., a.k.a. Will or Buster, was born in New Bern, North Carolina. His father Willard senior was in the lumber business which led the Ferguson family to travel throughout the South in search of hardwood. His father also liked to gamble and tell stories in the Southern tradition which influenced young Jr's writing. His mother Edith May Guthrie loved poetry and would have him sit and write poetry whenever he said he was bored.
He put himself through his last year of High School working in a mortuary as an ambulance attendant and lifeguarding at a local lake. After high school he became a lifeguard at Myrtle Beach SC. He also served four years active and two years reserves in the U.S. Navy. Upon completing his service he worked as an ambulance driver in Los Angeles California and attended college to learn short story writing.
After earning his Associate Arts degree he was hired by Max Factor Cosmetics Co. Later he became the first VP of Operations for Giorgio Perfume in Beverly Hills. After retiring he began working in movies as an extra, actor,and writer. 6367 (or 40 ways to get killed without seeing combat) is his first novel. His second book "(Poems from the other Side of the Brain)
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Poems from the Other Side of the Brain
by Willard Ferguson
Approx. 6,340 words.
Published on December 11, 2012.
Poems from the other Side of the Brain - The Circleus
We are either trying to get out of a circle or trying to get into one.
Regardless we can't excape them. Look though my eyes as I go though the experiences we have all shared together.
6367 (Or 40 Ways to Get Killed Without Seeing Combat)
by Willard Ferguson
Approx. 88,400 words.
Published on February 23, 2012.
6367 stands for the years 1963 to 1967.
For those who served in the navy in the sixty's and seventy's they will relate to these stories of wearing the uniform halfway around the world in this period of American history. For those who intend on joining today's navy reading this book will amuse you or scare you out of it.
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