I was born in the small town of Shirley
Arkansas in June of 1940, population at the time about 200. My
father was a Rail Road worker, my mother a homemaker who raised a garden
that supplied most of our fresh vegetables.
In 1946 the Rail Road branch my father
worked for went out of business and we became migrant farm workers until
1956 when we moved back to Arkansas because of my mother's health.
I did poorly in school because of all our
moving around and decided the best course of action was to join a branch
of the Armed Forces. I spent twenty rather uneventful years in the Navy.
I acquired a wife and five daughters during this time.
During my last few years in the Navy I
started writing. My first book, Virgins In The Hayloft was
sold to Surree Ltd. under the name James Blayer. Then I turned to
Science Fiction. I wrote The Eternal Man and could find no
market for it.
In June 1979 I retired from the Navy and
had to make a living for my family.
I returned to writing in 1997. Since
then I have written The 200 Year War, Bowman, Lance Saunders,
Astronaut, and others, including Space Marine.
THE 200 YEAR WAR, http://www.1stbooks.com/bookview/2282
$5.95 DL $8.95 Print.
THE HOUSE ON PERI LANE, http://www.zenmarc.com
THE BEGINNING, www.amazon.com on CD
LANCE SAUNDERS, ASTRONUT
For a list of all my work, see my website at http://www.maxpages.com/blackcatprod