I was reared in a small town in north central Washington State. I taught in Washington State's Public School system for 25 years. Teaching everything from science to seniors, to reading and spelling to 3rd graders. I spent 3 years in the army infantry, in the occupation of Berlin. And in my spare time, I owned and managed a small mobile home park and rentals for 34 years. Now I'm 68, with a hearing loss, so I've turned to writing mostly fiction and a little poetry. I have 3 published books on the market,of which two are self published, and another waiting.