About the Author
The author's professional writing experience began as a high school sophomore with a sports column in the weekly Warwick Valley Dispatch. It expanded into sports stringer for the Middletown Times Herald and the Newburgh News, covering semi-pro baseball. Writing took second place to college studies, acting and operatic roles, until a 7 year career as a Boeing operating system computer software designer in the 60's. A job as Associate Editor of Computer Design News was added to the mix, while tootling around the Northwest in a Fiat Abarth competing in sports car races. The car was sold and a sailboat replaced it. As the only “writer” in a population of engineers, a series of technical papers followed, including sales literature for a geological data base leading to venture capital funding for the by-now-designated Vice President's Corgraphics Corp. When this Seattle-based technical company failed, the writer opened Computer Aspects, Ltd providing marketing assistance to the burgeoning computer community, churning out proposals, white papers, and advertisements. With Salish Sea sailboat cruising and racing, there wasn't much time for non-technical writing, except for short poems. However, over the next 20 years six novels and memoires flowed from a series of personal computers. These are now being published.