Arlon Boozer was born and raised in Texas. Texas has been his home all of his life, except for a year in Korea, compliments of the U.S. Army.
After three years of the army, he started college at San Jacinto College, then transferred to the University of Houston. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston with a major in mathematics.
Just after the army, Arlon met Kathi. That was in August 1964. They were married in October 1964 and are still married. They have two sons, both living in Texas.
Arlon retired from Shell Chemical Company in 2003. He and Kathi sold their home and bought a motorhome and have been on the road ever since.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Nacogdoches, Texas. Dad worked in construction, so we moved a lot in my early years, mostly living in the east Texas area. I was always new in school and mostly behind the other kids. I was also shy and could not answer teachers questions in class. I normally just froze when asked a question. I could not even contribute to group discussions. I went through high school and college like that. I was in my mid thirties before I could talk in front of a group or even talk effectively on a phone. I suppose I was considered anti-social, That was never my intent. My behavior was a defense mechanism.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing a short story when I was in high school, but never completed it. During high school I began writing poetry. I wrote a lot of poems for the next ten year. I have a published poetry book called ABC Poems for Kids available at Amazon. I did not write from about thirty five to seventy years old. At seventy I began writing and publishing short stories and poetry. Then, I combined my first three short stories into a novel. My plan is just to write novels in the future.
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