When I planned to retire in 2011, my wife, Sylvia, asked me what I would do with my time, suggesting that if I want to learn the game of golf then there’s no better place than the home of golf–Scotland.
Golf! I had always stayed away from it, figuring it would keep me active in retirement. I took my first lessons in February 2013, from a golf pro near Lundin Links, Scotland. An unexpected turn of events saw us purchase a lakeside home in Michigan and I haven’t been back on the course since our move.
I spent most of my adult life working overseas in various countries, which is how I met Sylvia, who is from Scotland. Sylvia accompanied me on seven postings and her support in all of my endeavors was always invaluable.
Since retiring, I traced Sylvia’s family history and confirmed something that had been passed down through the ages. She is a distant cousin of the Scottish National Poet, Robert “Rabbie” Burns. Like her cousin, Sylvia writes poetry.
Before I retired, a long-time friend (we’ve known each other since 1979) who also retired about the same time, suggested I utilize my writing skills and create a novel or two. I took his advice.
The Kurdish Connection is my debut thriller novel, and will be part of a four-book series. In addition to this series, I’ve already written three chapters for a separate novel, based on a three-line suggestion someone gave me. It’ll be called A Cartel’s Revenge. Details of these and other planned stories will soon be listed under the Novels tab.
During the summer of 2016, I took the first chapter of A Cartel’s Revenge, chopped it to pieces, and submitted it as “A Dangerous Occupation” to a monthly contest held by Wildsound Writing and Film Festival Review. My winning entry for August 2016 is read by a professional actor. Click here to listen.
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