Fredonia, NY

Bio: I'm author of 17 books (including 3 of my fiction, see below) and professor of Spanish. My wife Marilyn and I live in rural Chautauqua County in Western N.Y. State, where I teach Spanish (language, literature of Spain and Latin America.) We love living here and I enjoy my teaching. The State University of New York (SUNY) honored me in 2008 with a promotion to the rank of SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Spanish Language and Spanish and Latin American Literatures. But I've had a highly diverse set of careers. I joined the U.S. Naval Reserve at age 17 as Apprentice Seaman, and received an Honorable Discharge as Chief Petty Officer at age 36. I've been sales/production liaison for the export Dept. of a large liquor manufacturer in New York, and was Coordinator of an educational program for Spanish-speaking seasonal workers in rural N.Y.State. I've taught Spanish in high school in New Jersey, and at several universities in the states of Vermont and New York. I have the Ph.D. in Romance Languages & Literatures from SUNY Binghamton. SHORT FICTION IN MAGAZINES: My short stories have been published in my Spanish and English versions in the U.S. and Latin America. One story, in both the English and Spanish versions, has been published on the Internet. One of my stories was translated from my Spanish version into Italian and published in a Milan magazine. BOOKS: I've had 17 books published. FICTION: In 2001 my military/action novel, under a pseudonym, was published. In 2010 two more books of my fiction appeared: a collection of short stories that take place in the 1950s, ONCE UPON A DECADE: TALES OF THE FIFTIES, and an espionage/thriller, THE CAUCASIAN MENACE. (LITERARY AWARD: ONCE UPON A DECADE: TALES OF THE FIFTIES was a FINALIST in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2011.)

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