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I spent many years in the restaurant and hotel business, surfed all over the United States and Baja California. I love to travel.


Background Information

I read extensively in American classical literature and was strongly influenced by John Steinbeck's works of which I have read everything he wrote until his death.   I was most influenced by his more humorous works, Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday and Tortilla Flats.  I read everything Ernest Hemingway wrote and was fond of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Truman Capote and the novel "Them" by Joyce Carol Oates, though I have not found anything else of interest in her works.  I was influenced by the works of Dostevsky and have a great desire to write and while writing a novel based on one of my travels I got writer´s block and w my self'published novel, ¨An Evening´s Fine Dining¨, intended to be a humorous work on a single night at a private club hotel on the beach of south Florida, pour out of me in morning writing sessions.  I love to write.  I have read that some authors hate the process but do it for its rewards, I am not one of them.  I find writing a passion and a joy of self'expression.  I studied English at the University of South Florida in Sarasota, Florida and have read hundeds of novels by choice.  I believe having read so much classical American literature influenced my writing style and helped me write well.  In my youth I was raised by both my mother and grandmother, both teachers.  My mother taught us compassion and understanding for people.  My grandmother earned a master´s aquivalency degree from Harvard in mathematics. She taught us an appreciation for the arts, a love for music, literature, painting and drawing.  She also gave me the ambition to write.  I am deeply indebted to both of them.  I hope my readers find pleasure in reading what I write.

Birth Place
Point Pleasant, NJ USA
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My book "An Evening´s Fine Dining" can be purchased from the bookstore on the "www.authorhouse.com" website, by putting ¨E W Stillwell¨ in the search box at the top right-hand corner of the home page, with "Title, Author, ISBN" in it. Then just left click "search" in the blue box, the box farthest to the right. Do nothing with the middle box with "Bookstore" in it. A picture of the cover of my book will then appear on the new page and you just need to left click on the box with "Add to Cart" in it. A new page will appear and you need to left click on the yellow box with "Proceed to Checkout" in it. I hope you enjoy my book. E W Stillwell



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