Henri Duffy has led a very active professional life. He spent 20 years in the military as an active duty and reserve naval officer; and another 20 in higher education as a faculty member, dean, vice-president, and president. He has also led a Chamber of Commerce and served as a senior manager in state government.
Currently he lives in the northwest near the ocean with his wife, cat, and dog. He sees the ocean every day and chases fish when the weather is nice and occasionally catches one or two.
As you can see, he isn't much for having his picture published.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I do this in a couple of different ways. I'm quite frugal and often latch on to free books. I have been very pleasantly surprised at the quality of many free books. I also go into bookstores, I have never really lost the love of browsing a bookstore, and look at what might be interesting. I then look for those books at electronic outlets. I'm also very fortunate to have many friends who also like to read and get some wonderful recommendations from them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to walk the dog, go fishing, read, spend time with my wife, and putter about the yard. Fortunately, we have a small dog so he isn't very interested in walks over 30 minutes. I live very near the ocean, I can see it from our home, and we like to go fishing when the weather is nice. I like to read a wide variety of materials--sci-fi, mysteries, and a range of non-fiction, mostly history and biographies. I also like to garden and keep the yard looking nice; it gets me outside in the sunshine. I am very happy to be able to do all of these in the company of my wife.
Retired college president Frank Pooler sees snow shoveling as his new fitness routine when his phone rings and he is offered a temporary assignment to lead a small college in Hawaii. Palm trees, warm weather, the beach; what could be better for a few winter months? But a variety of personalities, circumstances, and a grisly murder all conspire to turn paradise into something far less idyllic.
After his wife passed away unexpectedly college president Frank Pooler went into retirement leading a solitary life. Two phone calls changed that life style abruptly. He becomes the interim president for a small chaotic college. Pooler finds himself immersed in several conflicts including the investigation into his predecessor's death. His actions in those conflicts bring unexpected outcomes.
Everyone knows the old adage of military life, hours and hours of unadulterated boredom sandwiched between seconds of sheer terror. Not everyone knows of the more humorous side of military life as described in the nautical expression "Sea Stories". This collection details a humorous career seen through the eyes of an innocent officer.
Working with an administrative assistant can be frustrating, successful, bewildering, and mutually beneficial for everyone involved. “How to Work Successfully with Your Administrative Assistant” provides a wealth of ‘how to’ information to enable you and your assistant to work well together and how to avoid some of the pitfalls that all too often occur.