Lemuel McRorey.... I was born in Prosser, Washington but lived most of my life in the Lubbock, Texas area. I've also lived in Oklahoma, Mississippi, New York and Sydney, Nebraska. I've only written one book (Bed of Leaves) and I plan to write another book later on. I already know what it's about.
For the most part, my life has been complicated. I served in Vietnam when I was eighteen years old. As a paratrooper in the army, I fought with the 101st Airborne Division (327th Infantry). I saw many people die and many more wounded. I survived without a scratch. When I ended my tour in the army, I married a girl who, after seven years of marriage, betrayed me. She divorced me to marry my erstwhile best friend because he had a doctor's degree. We'd had a daughter; she was ripped from my heart and I haven't seen her in over thirty years. I have no desire for her to see me the way I am now. To save face, her mother lied to her about everything that had to do with our divorce. Of course, I moved on and married again. All three of my kids are grown now and have families of their own.
Okay... so if you're not depressed by now then I don't know what more I can say. I might add that I've spent most of my life working in oil fields and driving semi trucks all over the United States. Personally, I believe I've had a pretty good life and I hope to have a long life.