Following my interests has become my writing, achieving both continued learning and story telling that has resulted in 19 published books, among them 3 receiving "Book of the Year" awards from international judging ("Vintage & Historic Racing Cars" that also received a Moto Award for photography,... show more
Following my interests has become my writing, achieving both continued learning and story telling that has resulted in 19 published books, among them 3 receiving "Book of the Year" awards from international judging ("Vintage & Historic Racing Cars" that also received a Moto Award for photography, "Fast Fords" for automotive history, and "Gaspee" for Mainstream Literary Fiction awarded by Writer's Digest magazine), another of my books being a "Freedom Book of the Month" selection ("Blood of the Roses" that also reveived Henry Hazlett Foundation recognition, now a Kindle selection), and "Return to Thunder Road" that has become multi-printing favorite (all available from Amazon). With a lifelong interest in expression by the written word, ranging among hundreds of published magazine and newspaper features covering current events to international travel, and books of illustrated non-fiction ("INDY's Wildest Decade" and "NASCAR's Wild Years" both available from Amazon), pure fiction ("Checkmate" and "Stories: Fact and Fiction" both Kindle selections) and historical fiction ("Gaspee" also an Amazon and Kindle selection), I have achieved my personal goal of continued learning while I currently have several more books in process to continue my life's quest. "Stories: Travel USA" is my 2nd volume in my "Stories" series and "Stories: Travel" (outside USA) is the 3rd book in the series. The 4th book in the "Stories" series is currently in compilation and planned to be another Kindle release. Much has been written about my various works, ranging from science (now a retired physicist and past Top Secret nuclear weapons operative - "Adventures of an H-Bomb Mechanic, The Story of a Top Boomer" available from Amazon) to book reviews, all quickly found with a Google search. Currently a speaker on many topics and continuing to compose on topics of genealogy, Civil War, ancestry, travel, and works of both fiction and non-fiction, I forecast active years to come producing works for wide readership along with the potential of books to film, an exciting prospect.My short bio reads: farm boy who grew up in the Southern story-telling tradition who went off to college (Mechanical Engineerig); then was drafted into the Viet Nam conflict at twenty to become a Top Secret Q-Crypto cleared nuclear weapons expert by twenty-one; returned to college afterwards (Physics); spent a career doing research in civilian applicatioins of energy at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; wrote lots of stuff along the way; and now enjoys retirement restoring his old cars and writing about interests.