Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Home page: www.carnegiemysteries.com
Writing for pleasure for the past 40 years, John Roynesdal began writing 20 years ago with the intent of casting his net into the world of publication. A few stories and poems appeared eventually in various journals, both small and University, such as The Chaminade Literary Review of Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, The Silhouette of Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio, Evergreen Chronicles, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Vincent Brothers Review, Fairborn, Ohio and The Aguilar Expression, Webster, Pennsylvania. He has garnered a few awards for his writing: in 2001, Runner-Up, and in 1987, Honorable Mention, in Honolulu Magazine’s annual Fiction Contest; and in 1988 4th prize in OHA (Office of Hawaiian Affair’s) “Year of the Hawaiian” contest.
A graduate of CCNY of CUNY (New York City) in 1967 with a BA degree and of the University of Wisconsin/Madison in 1969 with a Masters In English Lit, Mr. Roynesdal taught English in Connecticut for 34 years and, in 2003, joyfully retired to his present locale, Wai’kiki, Hawaii.
Interests: Writing, music
Published writer: Yes