I have been a drill instructor, life guard, short order cook, printer’s devil, federal agent, high school teacher, minister, contractor, psychotherapist - hypnotherapist, and college professor, now emeritus. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, and a Master of Divinity degree in Pastoral Psychology from The Methodist Theological School, Delaware, Ohio.During my twenty-five years on the faculty of North Central State College, Mansfield, Ohio I taught twenty-three different courses that covered all aspects of human development and behavior from the womb to the tomb.
I created eighteen of these courses especially for the nursing, radiology, human services, and behavioral science curricula. I am the author of two textbooks, one on human sexuality, the other on aging, and I contributed poetry, essays, and short fiction to the college literary journal during my tenure.My wife, Cynthia, and I have combined families of four daughters and a son, eight grandchildren, and one great grandson. Half of the year we live with a lot of wildlife in the south central Florida scrub. The other half of the year we travel around the country in our RV visiting family and friends or touring.
I write the year around.Echoes of Ellen is my first novel and is available in print and as an eBook. Flood, my second, was published in April 2009 as an eBook. My third novel, Five Women in Black was published in June 2010 and is available as an eBook.
All were published by SynergEbooks, https://www.synergebooks.com.