Willard Alston Ferguson Jr., a.k.a. Will or Buster, was born in New Bern, North Carolina. His father Willard senior was in the lumber business which led the Ferguson family to travel throughout the South in search of hardwood. His father also liked to gamble and tell stories in the Southern tradition which influenced young Jr's writing. His mother Edith May Guthrie loved poetry and would have him sit and write poetry whenever he said he was bored.
He put himself through his last year of High School working in a mortuary as an ambulance attendant and lifeguard at a local lake. After high school he became a lifeguard at Myrtle Beach SC. He served four years active and two years reserves in the U.S. Navy. Upon completing his service he worked as an ambulance driver in Los Angeles California while attended college to learn short story writing.
He earned his Associate Arts degree and was hired by Max Factor Cosmetics Company, After eleven years working different jobs at Factor he became the first VP of Operations for Giorgio Perfume in Beverly Hills. He retired and began working in movies as an extra, actor,and writer. 6367 (or 40 ways to get killed without seeing combat) is his first novel. His second book,(Poems from the other Side of the Brain.) His third book,(The Pig that wanted to be a Dragon) written for children three to eight year olds.
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The Pig That Wanted To Be A Dragon
Seven beautiful illustrations help tell a story of a very special pig that was born with wings. His name is Barney and he lives in the enchanted land with leprechauns and fairies. His best friend Grady is a leprechaun. How Grady helps Barney become a dragon and what Barney learns in the process is the essence of this cute little story for three to eight year olds.
Poems from the Other Side of the Brain
Poems from the other Side of the Brain - The Circleus
"It's amazing how the little things capture the mind. A child doesn't need the gift just the box, and a little time." - The Gumball
" They don't want to be a burden, yet they don't want to be forgotten. They will always remember when they first looked into your eyes, and you will always remember when they closed theirs." The Parents
6367 (Or 40 Ways to Get Killed Without Seeing Combat)
My story of (40 ways to get killed without seeing combat) really begins with the doctor who says "fit for duty." in 1963 to other encounters leading up to 1967. I wrote this book with a twist of humor to lighten the anxiety of dealing with problems that were out of my control, and when you are in the service everything is out of your control.
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