|Lawrence F. Bassett
was born in a small Pennsylvania town just after the Second World War, and after an excruciatingly ordinary and uneventful Fifties childhood,went to college. He became an English teacher and moonlighted 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. Eventually retired from teaching high school English in another Pennsylvania town not fifty miles from where he started out. He lives and writes in Williamsport, PA, with his wife Karen and three cats.