Adolphus A Ward

Biography

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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 published each of the stories in the trilogy as an independent writer.

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.

Smashwords Interview

Until recently you've chosen to publish and read printed books -- now you publish and read more ebooks, why?
I'm fascinated by the ease which ebooks can be electronically accessed and read.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was a ten minute play titled "The Festival." I was in a play writing class at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. It was about the use of the chemical Agent Orange in Viet Nam.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Adolphus A Ward online


Books

Stand Upside Down
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Series: THE TALLMAN FAMILY TRILOGY, Book 3. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 50,170. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This story was taken from my life and family and those who interacted with us. This is the third of African American Family fictions – following three successive generations of the same family. The time, mid-1980s. The place is Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the American Motors Corporation (AMC) based there. Affirmative Action was being contested by the President and many White American Workers.
Milk The Iron Cow
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Series: THE TALLMAN FAMILY TRILOGY, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 38,420. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
This story was taken from the lives of my parents and those who interacted with them. This is the second of an African American Family trilogy–following three successive generation of the same family. This is Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the months leading up to and through the start of World War II. Black labor was moving North. Both unions and companies, with few exceptions, barred their employment.
Harvest The Dust
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Series: THE TALLMAN FAMILY TRILOGY, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 49,720. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
This story is taken from the lives of my grandparents and those who interacted with them. HARVEST THE DUST is the first of African American Family fictions – following three successive generations of the same family. This is Colt, Arkansas the mid-1930s, a time when the Great Depression still held the nation in its grip, when president Roosevelt struggled to bring relief to the American People.

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