I was born on December 8, 1942 and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where I achieved nothing notable.
I joined the Navy to avoid the draft, and found that I quite enjoyed Navy life. I became a Personnelman, and for the next twenty years was largely successful in tricking the Navy into thinking that I wasn't really a lazy slob.
During this time, I met and married a wonderful woman. We had a beautiful daughter together. My wife passed away in 2008, and I had the incredible luck to meet another amazing woman. We married in December 2010.
After retiring from the Navy, I attended the University of Arkansas. I received a BSBA in Human Resources Management, to my utter surprise (and that of some of my professors!).
I seem to be attracted to low-paying government jobs, and upon graduation, I became employed by the State of Arkansas in the employment field. After another 20-year career, I retired from the state in 2011. Since then my life has been devoted to writing and convincing my new wife she didn't really marry a lazy bum.
As part of my never-ending quest to avoid working for a living, I have been writing for as long as I can remember. While in the Navy, I submitted several short pieces to gun and auto hobbyist magazines, and was amazed when I found that they actually sent me money! Not much, but still . . .
Where to find William Zellmann online
The No-Bullsh*t Career & Job Search Guide
This is a simple, plain-english, step by step guide to career planning and job search for the formerly-employed person who finds himself angered and bewildered by advice from fancy job search books that just doesn't seem to work. This guide was written by an author with more than twenty years' experience on the front lines of the job search field. No nonsense, no Bullsh*t, and it's FREE!
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Smashwords book reviews by William Zellmann
- Passengers to Sentience
on Sep. 23, 2011
An interesting read, well presented. Imaginative concepts are woven very smoothly into the narrative.