It’s been 22 years this month since I self-published Learning FutureBASIC: Macintosh BASIC Power, my first full length book in December of 1993. Before that I had only written a manual on some articles for the hobbyest programmer Nibble Mac magazine and was started writing a column in a BASIC newsletter. Even in those days I was pretty independent, writing, formatting, designing, and finding a printer to print the material, all 500 first copies. It went on for an addition 3 printings for a total of 3500 copies, of which most were sold. I made enough money from the sales to supply me with a new computer (Mac PPC) and software for a couple of years.
Since then I’ve spent most of my career in the technical field of software development tools, writing, training, and managing the production of support materials and people for several international corporations. For the last two years I’ve been pursuing a fiction writing career by releasing a series of short stories via self-publishing and just last month a collection of the same.
I knew when I was 9 years old I wanted to work at home as an artist and a writer. At the time I didn’t know how I would accomplish that objective, but now 50+ years later it’s finally came true. The artist side of me still calls out on occasion but its the writing that really holds my interest these days. I love being able to tell stories from my imagination and hope they fire up some one else’s imagination when they read them. My stories aren’t deep, but I hope they’re entertaining and enjoyable reads. I’ve still got a lot to learn in this craft but I’ll keep plugging away at it until I get it right.
The year 2015 was my most productive fiction year yet, with 6 short stories released and my collection of shorts (Chronicles of Bulinnärm) released in ebook and paperback versions.
Next year, I’m hoping to release a real novel or two, maybe.
Meanwhile, have a great holiday season all.
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