I’m a short story and novel writer. Attending the University of Oklahoma in 1966, and for the next eight years, gave me twenty-four consecutive, including summers, full-time semesters. As a professional student, struggling to retain my student draft deferment and avoid Viet Nam, I acquired 270 hours of college credit with a BS in Physical Education, a Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition, twenty-seven hours in accounting, and forty hours of psychology. Also, I acquired a large mountain of student loan debt, a wife and a small mound of kids.
My last job was as the Associate Director of the Department of Nutrition at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Medical Teaching Hospital in Oklahoma City. I saved money while I was a nutritionist and invested it in rental real estate where I made enough to retire early and start writing. I owned several businesses along the way; a used car lot and a telecom equipment brokerage.