Jack Quinn


Jack held a variety of unusual jobs after graduating from high school in Johnstown, Pennsylvania including a job as a translator in a vacation resort in Spain, a stint in the Swedish Merchant Marine, and another as a civilian electrician working for the British Army on the Rhine in Hannover, Germany. When he returned to the U.S., he worked his way through Arizona State University as a disk jockey and then spent a year in graduate school studying German literature at the University of Washington in Seattle. Jack returned to Phoenix where he supervised a quality control department at Motorola Semiconductors before teaching communications and digital electronics for eight years at the Phoenix campus of DeVry University. From DeVry he went to work for In-Stat in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1990, where he began the company's original microprocessor service. Jack left In-Stat in 1992 to found Micrologic Research. After retirement in 2011, he completed four years of undergraduate studies in the French language, which included one year at Stendhal University in Grenoble, France.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I used to write books for one of the major publishing houses, but I didn't like the fact that the the publisher controlled when my books would be published and how they would be marketed. I have complete control as an indie author, and that's important to me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That's a difficult question to answer. Sometimes when I am sitting at the computer writing, I can't stop. Writing is an addiction. I would not be able to deal with not being able to write, even if I were just writing a journal for myself.
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Running for President, Stories
Price: Free! Words: 25,680. Language: American English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
A collection of three short stories based on the life of the fictional psychotic presidential candidate Jason Wilder. The stories portray him as a university student, as a candidate for governor of Arizona, and as the choice of the fabulously rich Hogson Brothers for the office of president of the United States. Together the stories form a satire on today's dysfunctional presidential politics.

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