David J. Kirk
David, an honorable discharged veteran of the United States Navy, earned his master’s degree in personality psychology from Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1980. He worked as a counselor and then began a career with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He was assigned to the VA Medical Center, Detroit, where he graduated from the agency’s personal management training program and continued in HR as a staff recruiter and employee relations generalist
Transferring to Milwaukee, he was assigned as a supervisory recruitment specialist. David was next promoted to assistant director of human resources at the agency’s medical center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Shortly after that, he was promoted to the position of Regional Human Resources Manager, Central Region, Ann Arbor, a corporate level office which oversaw medical centers in the entire Midwest.
He then transferred to the VA Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Human Resources Manager and retired in 2005. David then became an instructor at Rasmussen College where he taught psychology and sociology for four years.
An avid writer since 16 years old, he enjoyed elective college courses in creative writing, poetry, and drama. He has written over a dozen poems and the short stories “Stranger on the Beach” and “Blue Men.” After completing Particular Stones, he is currently finishing up his most recent novel, In the Big Flood. He also enjoys vegetable gardening, fishing, book discussion, geography, science, and philosophy
In 2011, David will be moving east to accompany his wife who is a college nursing instructor. They have two children. He will certainly continue his writing career. David can be reached at his web site: www.djkirk.net
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Dan Kelley still wonders why his parents took him on a perilous journey across the uninhabited wilderness, when he was only four years old. He also wonders how, just a few miles from their apparent destination, they suddenly disappeared. With no family, Dan is forced to grow up in a dungeon-like orphanage in an isolated frontier outpost.
Imagine growing up without family, kept in a dungeon-like orphanage, charged with crimes you didn’t commit, while harassed and threatened by bullies.
Dan Kelley finds himself in such a place, alone in a society whose over reliance on science and technology has led to the near-extinction of the human race.
Join Dan on his journey down this fractured road.