About the Author
Writer with more than 190 publications worldwide. Five degrees including a Ph.D. in Creative Writing. Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing and Fulbright Specialist in American Studies including a 2016 grant in Indonesia. Fulbright evaluation committee for three years. More than 25 years teaching experience. Japan Exchange and Teaching program, 1987-88, and selection committee 2012-16. Former president of the Music City Blues Society and current president of the Marion James Musicians Aid Society. Director of the annual Musicians Reunion, an all-day festival featuring more than 20 acts. Board of the Hawaii Literary Arts Council. Journalism background includes reporter on a Memphis newspaper, and editor of two commercial magazines in Minneapolis. Extra class ham radio license, AA4MN.