I joined the US Navy at 17 years of age and made a career of 22 years active service. I was a High School drop-out, but after retirement I received enough credits to enroll in college for an AA Degree from Olympic College, Bremerton, Washington.
This is where my writing really began and my wife spent many hours trying to convince me that I could write novels. I said no, no, for a number of years--didn't have time--didn't have the ability and other didn't haves.
The college writing, which by this time included the University of Washinton, and my wife's insistence finally got my attention, and I now have three books published by Publish America out of Baltimore