Roy Wysnewski


I am a retired Nondestructive Testing Engineer/Manager living for the past twenty-five years with my wife Judy in Sarasota, Florida.
At one point in my life, as a junior in college, I considered entering the field of meteorology. When that didn't materialize, I made a personal vow to become an amateur meteorologist and monitor the weather when I retired --- and that's what I did beginning in 1999.

Unique lifetime weather experiences together with a very satisfactory eighteen years monitoring the local weather while volunteering as a Weather Spotter for the National Weather Service led me to write 'Whether To, Or Weather - Not To'.

Smashwords Interview

Is this your first writing to be published?
No. I wrote extensively during my forty-year career in nondestructive testing. But all of it was technical in nature -- monthly reports, project status reports and a number of technical articles. Several articles about industrial radiography were published in the American Society for Nondestructive Testing's (ASNT) monthly journal -- Materials Evaluation (M.E.).
After retirement in 2000 and a ten-year hiatus from writing, I re-wrote an old technical paper that I had presented at the 1986 World Conference on Nondestructive Testing in Los Vegas and subsequently published it in ASNT's M.E. in December, 2010.
What prompted you to wtite about a non-technical subject -- the weather?
Publishing the technical article in 2010 got the 'writing juices' flowing again and during the next couple of years several family-related incidents occurred which ultimately led me to writing an autobiography about my youth. This writing about my family history wasn't published because it's sole purpose was to provide a written legacy for my children and grandchildren. That writing experience was so exhilarating and successful that upon completion, I was motivated to write something non-technical again, this time a memoir about one of my favorite subjects -- the weather.. During my lifetime I've had many interesting and unique weather-related experiences and I thought it time to write about them.
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Having Fun With Problem-Solving
Price: Free! Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
My memoir, which is dedicated to the subject of problem-solving, introduces you to 21 interesting problems covering the spectrum of number series & sequences, math (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and a smattering of calculus), logic, and even 'far-out' topics like Pi, infinity and the universe. Although most of the problems can be considered novel in nature, some also tend to be 'tricky'.
NDT Treasures From The Past: Six Novel Technical Articles Spanning Four Decades of Industrial Radiography
Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Essay » Technology, Essay » Technology
Recently, as I was in the process of purging my old work files, I discovered some historical industrial radiographic information in the format of six technical articles I authored between 1960 and 1990. After reviewing these articles, I decided to publish them at this time with the thought that present day radiographers may find them interesting.
Whether To, Or Weather - Not To
Price: Free! Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book describes unique weather-related experiences I've had during my lifetime. Most notable were incidents involving thunderstorms, snowstorms and hurricanes. Highlighting my experiences has been my volunteer work as a Tampa Bay area Weather Spotter during the past seventeen years. Analysis of rainfall data recorded during that period resulted in some interesting conclusions.

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