About the Author
~ Born in Knoxville, Tennessee September, 1950. Raised and educated in Alabama public schools until enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1969, honorable discharge 1975. ~ After a period of active military duty, the author returned to school at the University of Alabama and graduated in 1975. Finished an M.S. degree at Jacksonville State University. ~ A working professional since 1975 he also attended Jacksonville State University where a Masters degree was earned in 1978. He has worked in Pennsylvania, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. ~ Father of four children—two girls and two boys and grandfather of five, as of this writing. Married to Denise Tompkins of Virginia. ~ Several novels, many editorials, and essays. Published: HEART & IRON, ISBN: 1-4137-5397-3, ANNA and the KILLER, ISBN: 1-4241-3451-X; Self-published: WEATHERING the WEATHERMEN. Novels: COMING, GRANDSTED and CEDAR CHEST PAPER contracted by SAGA Publishing for hard back editions Novels CIVIL WAR II and THE ROSE are available. Prose has been published by several on-line sites (New York September, Some Came Together, He Did (Professor Librescu of Virginia Tech).