Glenn Ernest

Biography

I was born in the French Hospital in downtown Los Angeles, California, on November 4, 1934. Early locations were in San Diego, Santa Monica and Mt Shasta, from one end of the state to the other, but I spent 1940-48, the WWII years, living at the CAA Station at Daggett, an airport which became a military base and trained P-38 pilots for combat. I went to grade school in Daggett and my first year of high school in Barstow. In 1948 my father transferred to Bryce Canyon airport in rural southern Utah and I spent my last three high school years in Tropic, Utah. After graduation in 1951 my father got a transfer to Salt Lake City so i could attend the University of Utah. I spent 8 years there getting first a BS in Mineralogy and then an MS in Geophysics in 1962, less three years subtracted in 1953-56 for the Korean War, which I was happy to spend at Camp Pendleton, California, as they managed to end the war without my assistance. Upon graduation I spent the next 11 years working for Standard Oil of California (Chevron) in La Habra, California, and subsequently worked for them in Bakersfield/Oildale, San Francisco, and Seattle, Washington, ending up eventually in New Orleans, Louisiana. I much preferred living in Walnut Creek, California, and I wanted a fixed location in which my four children could grow up, enough with all of the transfers, so I got a real estate license and did that for the next thirty years. I opened my own office in Walnut Creek with one partner, later moved up to Jackson in the Sierra foothills with another for the final twenty years. After that we retired on our social security and moved to Pananagua to enjoy the tropical climate. Then we adopted a little boy and the rest, as they say, is history.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Wow, that goes back a long way. I discovered science-fiction fandom around 1949 or so and loved the pulp magazines of those times. I was particularly enchanted by their letter columns and soon found myself to be an active letter-hack for several of the most popular magazines of the times...Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Fantastic Novels, Startling Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Astounding Stories and others. But while reading the letter columns I discovered that some readers just like me were also publishing their own small magazines so I subscribed to a few. It didn't take very long before I decided that I could do that, too.
So what did you do about that?
The principal publishing device of those days for the amateur publisher was the A. B. Dick mimeograph, so I saved up my money and bought one, along with my own typewriter, a huge standard L. C. Smith. Then I learned how to cut mimeograph stencils and I was on my way. I was already a subscriber to quite a few other publications, called fanzines, so I had a good idea how I wanted mine to look and I also knew, through them, a number of authors who contributed regularly.
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Books

What's My Name Now, Daddy?
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,630. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
People attempting adoptions, particularly international adoptions, soon learn that they are about to encounter a stifling bureaucracy. This is the story of how one family successfully dealt with them, together with tips which should save people not only a great deal of time but also perhaps thousands of dollars along the way. The author did, so anyone can do it once they learn how.

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