Lawrence Bassett
"I was born in a small Pennsylvania town just after the Second World War, and after an indelibly ordinary and uneventful childhood, I went to college.  Quite by accident I became a high school English teacher, moonlighting over the years as an electrician, a stagehand, a motion picture projectionist, a climbing and skiing instructor,  a township road worker,  an advertising copywriter and creative director, and a public-address sports announcer.  I retired from teaching in another Pennsylvania town not fifty miles from where I started out, and now live and write in Williamsport, PA with my wife, cartoonist Karen Choate-Bassett, and three cats."