Lance Von Prum


Interesting to say the least, even from an early age, my life has been one adventure after another. I had my pilot's license at 17, flew helicopters up and down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, made over sixty skydives and crashed three aircraft. Not my fault! Mechanical failure all three times. Lucky me! I crash better than anyone I know. Why? Because I'm alive to tell you about it.

That's part of why I write; I've come to appreciate being alive and I not only have exotic memories to write about but an imagination fueled by my experiences. Everyone likes to laugh and a good sense of humor is evident in just about everything I write, fiction or nonfiction. My friends keep describing me as a renaissance man but I'm a bit uncomfortable being compared to the likes of Leonardo de Vinci. More recently, a friend dubbed me "The most interesting man in Vancouver" and I have accepted the title. That said, I've drawn and painted since I was about five, or as long as I can remember. I seldom had the money to buy the things I wanted, so I made them, Things like boats, airplanes, custom cars and motorhomes. I've painted and sold hundreds of watercolors, been a graphic designer, live entertainer and have written, mostly for my own pleasure since 1972. Now I write professionally, bringing some of my early experiences and my early writing into the light of day.

I write for two reasons: I enjoy making others laugh and I've developed a writing style that creates vivid mental images of impossible situations, often with a twist, like the shooting milk out your nose kind of humor. I also enjoy writing about what I've learned from over a half dozen close calls with death and how it changes your views on things. Living is a good thing and that essence is injected into everything I write. I also have ADD and have a very entertaining eBook that's written to help others with ADD understand and deal with ADD and overcome the negative aspects of the condition. The focus is on al the great qualities that those with ADD often possess, like determination, enthusiasm, open-mindedness, high intelligence and lots more. Sharing what I know to help others seems like a win-win situation.

I want to share with others in a way that is rewarding, by making them laugh and have a good story to tell a friend, or help people find more meaning and purpose in their personal lives. I invite you to check out my eBook and paperback library and find a book that interests you, and for less than the cost of a ham sandwich, you will be well rewarded. Thank you for your interest in my work and remember, do not drink liquids while reading anything of my writing. I'm just saying . . .

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I Died But I Got Better - How a Dozen Brushes With Death Transformed My Life
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 53,140. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
"I Died But I Got Better" is the fascinating and entertaining autobiography of Lance Von Prum. An entertaining life story written in Von Prum's uniquely humorous style keeps the reader engaged. A dozen brushes with death, two flying cars, two crashing helicopters, a camel train in Iran, all true as has been Von Prum's transformation. Dozens of Mr. Von Prum's personal photos corroborate his story

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