John J. Smiley
Currently sharing life with my lovely wife and two feline comedians.
Proudly proclaiming my three children and seven grandchildren.
Native Southeastern Michigander.
Places lived in: Michigan, Canada, Ohio, Iowa, South Dakota, Arizona, Germany, and France.
Places visited: Michigan, Canada, Mexico, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Florida, Nevada, Arizona, California, Germany, France, Lilliput, Tralfamadore, Alderaan, and various other cities and worlds of my own making.
Degree and certifications in Health, Safety and Environmental Compliance.
Undergraduate work in Deaf Communication Studies.
30 years of writing accident investigations, compliance protocol and procedures, instructional documents, conclusions and executive summaries. I have been writing sci-fi, short stories and poetry for personal enjoyment since 1996.
Hobbies: writing, reading, astronomy, fishing, writing, reading, golfing, boating, writing, reading.
I have recently been posting my stories and poems on various writers’ websites.
i.e. Well Told Tales, Writer’s Café, Editred, and Storiesville (now defunct)
Objective: To creatively write, in both poem and prose, to inspire, motivate or just plain entertain.
Genre: Romance, crime, sci-fi and satire in either mode and in no particular order.
Motto: If you take yourself that seriously, I’d rather not make your acquaintance.