I am a veteran of the Korean War who was born and raised, in a small California town. My paternal grandmother's maiden name was Cora Alice Longfellow. This may be why I have always had a passion to write, and become an author. Yes, her father, a Baptist Minister and Henry, were purported to be first cousins.
After the war I spent about ten years in engineering and surveying, and the next thirty years in the title and escrow business, most of which was spent as a County Manager, retiring in 1991. The next several years were spent learning the craft or art of becoming a writer.
Fifty-three years ago I married my highschool sweetheart. We were blessed with three sons and three beautiful daughters-in-law. We have four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
One of our granddaughter's pictures is used on the cover.