For those of you who don’t know, after 41 years in the classroom—26 of those at Southwest Minnesota State University—I decided to step down from teaching to focus totally on my writing. “Retirement” for me will not be fishing or golfing; instead, it is a new fulltime career. I loved teaching. When I retired, I was granted emeritus status. Like the Cowan Award I received from SMSU in May 2014, emeritus is not given lightly. I am humbled and touched by this honor.
My plans as they now stand
The Marsco Saga is a four-novel set. The first novel, The Marsco Dissident, has been available since 2014. You may buy it via the link above. Book II, Marsco Triumphant, is about to be released. It should be out by May 2016. Look for Books III and IV next summer and summer 2017.
Writing fulltime brings a different cadence to my life. Without classes to prep and teach, without papers to grade and meetings to attend, I can set a schedule to write every day and to work on whatever major project I wish. C...