My background in writing and stand up comedy goes back to my days (in the 1940's and 50's) as well as my learning to write poetry. My twenty four years as a member of the U S Army in both hot and cold wars inspired my artistic endeavors. I grew up being Peck's bad boy, serving time in the state boys reformatory and a brief stint in a State mental institution. The latter served me well because it is closely related to Ken Kesey's, tome, "One flew over the cukoo's nest" I have been writing my story of that stay over the years. The happiest four years of my life were attending the eigth grade. :-) Dats ware I lernened two rite words; I done good huh? Stay in skool kids, or you'll end up like me. ;-( Scary isn't it, and I vote two. Yikes!
At present; March 2013 I have written In service to Her country, It spans the viet nam war, takes in the incursion into Grenada, the first gulf war and the invasion into Iraq. The main character; Nicole, is at the stories opening an eighteen year old senior in high school and a Candy Striper volunteer in her local hospital. The story follows her growing into maturity, marriage, enlisting as a commisioned officer into an Army Reserve hospital unit, and graduating top of her class in nursing school. The many conflicts she faces along the way become the gist of the story. There is high drama, love, deciet, chills and thrills, and a reader pleasing happy ending. Or is there a happy ending?? Stay tuned folks. :-) also completed is, Stacie and the bank, as well as close to one hundred works of flash fiction. My poetry collection of my own works has grown faster and larger than I thought possible. My lifes experiences have given me enough interesting and reader pleasing stories to last my lifetime and beyond.