I have spent my life as a ‘Storyteller’. The majority of that in a long career in Broadcast Journalism as a Writer/Producer/Photographer and Editor. But in the Journalism business, facts keep getting in the way, so thus the move to fiction writing where I can just make things up as I please. Never let facts get in the way of good story.
I spent the bulk of my broadcast career in sports, so the connection to the game of baseball is deep. A large portion of those years were in Baltimore, Maryland where I was lucky enough to cover Cal Ripken’s very first and very last game…and hundreds in between. I began my career in the mountains of western North Carolina, where I shot the only video of the first 3-point goal in the history of NCAA Basketball. This I am not making up. You can look it up.
These days I have returned to my native Georgia where I work as an Editor/Producer for CNN, spending many hours trapped in a small dark room…which might explain the urge to make up stories where your characters get to beat up on people.