I started as a child entertainer, a ventriloquist. I traveled throughout the Midwest performing original material I both wrote and performed with my partner, Tommy Wood. This was more than a hobby. I earned enough to pay for six years of college including a Master of Arts degree in Communications.
Today Tommy resides at Vent Haven, the world’s only museum dedicated to ventriloquism.
Even in the military my writing skills were honed. In the US Army I started and was editor of a post newspaper for a small outpost in Turkey. I wrote a successful grant application for funds to build a landline radio station for that isolated post.