I was born in the fall of 1950 in Lubbock, Texas to Kenneth and Betty Wright. Our home was a cotton farm near there.
My elementary, junior high and high school days, from the mid ‘50s through the flower-power era of the ‘60s, were all spent at the same place, Meadow. Meadow was a town of less than 500 conservative farm folks.
I became interested in broadcasting and attended a summer-long radio/television course in 1969 in Houston and promptly went to work at a radio station in Lubbock in the fall of that same year, planning on working my way through college.
My next 32 years included riding a wave of employment in the broadcast industry. But, my stint in radio was only about a year and a half. In April, 1970 I landed a news writer/reporter job at KLBK TV in Lubbock and over the next two years I solo anchored and co-anchored news sequences, adlibbed weathercasts, hosted half hour interview programs, MC’d telethons, became lead staff announcer, and generally believed I would die if that dizzying pace continued, working between 60 and 80 hours a week.
In 1973 I went to KFDX TV in Wichita Falls and settled in as the weatherman for 10 years. The final 8 years there were as a television sales and marketing account executive.
In 1991 I secured a position as regional advertising sales manager of KWTX TV in Waco and later promoted to Local sales manager over a department of eight advertising account executives. But, as with any mid level management position, it is the most tenuous when top management changes and in the spring of 2001 I was politely asked to find other employment.
It was at this point I jumped in and took my writing hobby mainstream. I have joined writing organizations and a critique group, taken courses locally in novel writing and continue to seek new venues to further my education and networking in the industry.
FEEDING A PHOBIA is my 8th novel length manuscript that I’ve just finished the first draft of. My first published manuscript is now released and in the marketplace, SIX YEARS’ WORTH (see also www.fatherspress.com).
I have received awards for my writing from Writer’s Digest, Art Affair, Frontiers in Writing, Abilene Writer’s Guild, and the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation.
Currently I live in a bedroom community near Waco with wife, Rickie. I have two adult children, Angela and Lance, and three grandchildren—Chance, Corbin, and Carly.
My hobbies include wood-turning and body building. I professionally do a limited amount of personal fitness training.
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All Mike Hanson wants is a relaxing family vacation in the mountains of New Mexico; time away from his stressful Midland, Texas career and a chance to refocus on family. But the explosion of a gasoline tanker truck and subsequent forest fire not only change vacation plans but his entire life, sending Mike and other survivors on a dash for their lives. Its no accident. He is targeted to be eliminated.
This member has not published any books.