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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 Nov. 14, 2011 :
I had purchased a Nook Simple just so I could download Harvest The Dirt. That was from Barnes & Noble. When I learned that Adolphus had completed his trilogy and submitted to Smashwords, I immediately downloaded the 2nd & 3rd books. After reading Milk The Iron Cow, I couldn't wait to read the next book. I absolutely loved the entire trilogy. Calvin, the main African American character, lived in a time when being black meant unrest everyone. His strength, his compassion for life's experiences, and his love, comes through in each and every word.
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)