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Douglas Arvidson

Santa Rita, Other US, Guam


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I was raised on a small farm in the Bershire hills of Massachusetts where I did farm boy things like bringing in hay, milking cows, and riding horses. I attended Emerson College in Boston for two years majoring in broadcasting and broadcast journalism before being drafted in to the Army in 1968. After returning from a three-year tour of duty in the Republic of China, I returned to college and eventually earned a Masters degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Massachusetts.

For the past thirty years, I have worked as a speech-language pathologist in Vermont, Virginia, Key West (where I was also a broadcast journalist and radio news anchor), Iceland, Germany, and now, on Guam. My wife and I have raised two children, put them through college, and now live on a forty-one foot sailboat with two cats.

I have been writing for nearly thirty years. My first published short story found a home in a small literary magazine in Minnesota and then, later, was published in the Prague Revue. Another story, "The Rifle," won the top prize in an international writing competition in Paris and was subsequently published in the now-defunct Paris Transcontinental Magazine.

Last year, my Science Fiction/Adventure novel, The Eye of the Stallion: The Face in Amber, was accepted for publication and is scheduled to be released in December 2005.

Interests: Writing, traveling, cruising sailing, reading

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No