That Poor Jazz Summer

Six-year old introverted prodigy, Richard "Kingfish" Hawkes, one of four children of a struggling Jazz pianist loved books, radio programs, dogs and trains. His solitary world changed as the 1948 Chicago neighborhood transitioned with burgeoning southern migration, hobos, transient World War II veterans, urban decay, emerging machine politics and organized crime. More

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About Richard e Hill

Writing has been a journey in self-discovery where flowers in scented fields became more appealing than flowers in air-conditioned shops.

My career evolved from an impoverished childhood in the Chicago inner city to a lifestyle of comfort in commodious downtown high-rises and international locales. A professional profile depicts service in the U S Army as a military and a civilian operative, an information technologist, and an international consultant. It has been humorously suggested that work experience as a project manager preparing status reports was ideal training for a fiction writer. This is arguably true in a sense because the research and communication skills required for this position are assets in presenting information interesting, clearly, accurately, and concise.

The factor of 2: I am two people, who I was, and who I am; embodied in 2 people, a son and a daughter…. From a 'perfect' family ----2 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 dogs, a Father with 2 jobs and a Mother who was 2 people ---- my mother and best friend.

I am presently terminally single, successfully managing Depression and resisting the inevitable sentence of senescence.

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