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Sixty years ago, at about the age of five, I began writing. What are now called graphic novels (comic books) are what influenced me to create my own super heroes and stories, and draw them too. That I did for over twenty years. It was a pleasant diversion that I might take up again one day. After that, the exact moment being when I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, I began making up my own songs. I did that for thirty or forty years and at this point in my life I have perhaps six hundred lyrics and poems.
About eight years ago I got an idea for a short science fiction story concerning invisibility. Of all the stories and movies I’ve seen about invisibility, none had treated the invisible person in a way that was compelling to me. So I wrote the story, and was hooked on the process. I had, as writers tell beginners, found my voice. As of this writing I have completed over fifty stories (short stories, novellas, and a couple of novels) in science fiction and horror featuring time travel, shape-shifting, spontaneous combustion, ghost stories, psi, and serial and spree kills.
Not all my writing has been fiction. In the Marine Corps I helped re-organize the battalion training guide and wrote drug abuse education materials. I wrote papers on employee-management relations when I worked for the telephone company (when there was just one telephone company). I was a union local president and did a great deal of writing in that capacity, and I was an equal opportunity representative whose papers were good enough that the EEOC asked me to join them, and that a federal judge believed I was an attorney. Finally, in my previous position, I wrote several advisory papers for the Federal Security Director at O’Hare International Airport’s Transportation Security Administration.