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Adolphus left a management position in the auto industry in 1984. After being passed over the second time for a promotion he decided he'd stop waiting for others to give him opportunities – instead he would create them.
Near age 50, he decided to do what he really wanted to do for the rest of his life. His five children were adult and on their own – he was divorced. So he turned a property and some investments into cash, stuck the money in CDs and set out to become a professional fiction writer and actor.
Already in community theatre since the early 1970s, he set out first to learn fiction writing. He learned to write fiction while working on his first Family Fiction novel, "Harvest The Dust."
Since his Harvest publication, Adolphus has add two additional novels to make a trilogy of Family Fiction following the lives of three successive generation of the same family, and have published the trilogy as an independent writer/publisher.
Adolphus has held staff positions in business, industry, government, and education, and holds a MS Degree in education. He is now retired and living in Reseda, California and devotes his time to writing and acting. His first home is Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Trilogy print-books are available at his website: www.adolphusward.net, and various book-fairs.
on July 31, 2013 :
"The land ain't just dirt. It's the people, too. It's what they do to each other that makes the land good or bad" says Jacob, patriarch of the Tallman clan. And it's the people -- good and bad -- that bring Harvest the Dust to vivid life. And a hard life it is as the Tallman family struggles to survive in the economic wasteland of the Great Depression on the brutal dry landscape of the Southern Plain. Written with deep affection, Harvest the Dust is a heartfelt tale of a farming family planting seeds of love, hope and self-respect in an unsure world. Reading Harvest the Dust is like savoring an old family scrapbook filled with unforgettable images of folks and homeland you get to know well and care deeply about.
(reviewed the day of purchase)