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I was raised in a dying steel town and educated in the crucible of the boomer rebellion. For the next decade I labored in the industrial world (how many people have a B.A. and trade papers?) After a stint as a jeweler, I created and directed one of the nation's largest week long bicycle tours, the 3,000-rider Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure. Ten years later, I moved on to the 270,000-member American Motorcyclist Association as Membership Development Director.

In 2004, I gave up that gig to pursue writing. Since then, I've sold over one hundred short stories, four novels, two short story collections, a number of poems, and written hundreds of posts for various blog sites including, and

I've also written magazine articles, ad copy, catalogs, brochures, newsletters, manuals, speeches, and scripts.

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