About the Author
After graduating from Davidson College, the author lived in Germany for two years and attended the Interpreters' Institute of the University of Heidelberg where he was enrolled as a student of the German language and literature. He holds a Certificate of Proficiency in German from that institution. The author lives in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina and was in the employ of MJ Soffe Co. as one of the company's sales managers until June 2006. He is married to his only wife, Anne, who was Director of United Way of Cumberland County. Following her retirement she continues on a part time basis as an administrator of the Youth Growth Stock Trust sponsored by United Way. The couple have two children and two grandchildren. Awards include two consecutive second prizes in the short story competition sponsored by the Tar Heel Writers' Roundtable and honorable mentions in the International Poetry Competition and the First Annual Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Clover Collection of Verse and W.E. Houck & Company, publishers, respectively. Inasmuch as this publication is intended to reverse a bad trend, (see MY EPITAPH, p`) prospective readers are encouraged to purchase one copy of this book for every room in the house.
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