My senior english teacher, Miss McCaskill, introduced me to the joy of creative writing during 1954.
I began trying to write in 2003. I started with a letter( about a chapter's worth) to my grandson. The topic was based on life in a Southern cotton-mill-village during WWII. Intending to mail a letter each week, my plan changed, about chapter-ten, when the story shifted to adult fiction. I stopped mailing letters and completed the story titled Face to Face.
I have since completed five manuscripts and having fun with my sixth. None of the ms. have been published. Although, an excerpt titled I Wish I Was Hosey Hitchcock was released as a chap[book in 2007 by Blue Cubicle Press. A short stroy, Never Looking Back , an excerpt from another novel was released by The First LIne in 2005. Blue Cubicle Press is currently holding an excerpt, Route 28, taken from Last First Day.
I have written for THE STATE, ANDERSON INDEPENDENT MAIL , newspapers; SMALL FARMERS JOURNAL; LIVING IN SOUTH CAROLINA MAGAZINE; MATURE LIVING MAGAZINE has an article scheduled for September 09; ULTIMATE HCI BOOKS has a release planned for April 2009.
Prior to trying to write I served 6 terms in the South Carolina House of Representatives, five years as a Richland County Bond-Court Judge all while working 40 years as an electrician. Thank you for reading this bio. Best Regards, Mickey Burriss