Author Profile: E.R. Mason
This is the
place where many people write their profile in the third person so it sounds
like someone else is writing about them. Iím just not comfortable with that.
Instead, letís assume that you are the literary authority, (which you are) and
I your applicant. Here are my qualifications;
As far back as childhood, my passion for space travel, and
flight was so strong it was nearly painful. In contrast, I grew up on a horse
Bill also introduced me to an even wider range of
adventures such as swinging out over a cliff on a knotted rope, climbing
When I was nineteen, I finally got a chance to fly a Piper
Cherokee, and have been flying ever since. Because SCUBA diving is much like an
EVA, I also became a certified diver and have done quite a bit of salt water,
fresh water, and cave diving.
The currents of life, which we only think we control,
eventually carried me to the
After passing through the
fifty-year-old milestone, it occurred to me one day that I had somehow
overlooked marriage. Lucky for me, around that time I ran into a dedicated
horsewoman by the name of
I do not mention any of these experiences out of vanity. At
my age you have either realized humility, or youíre a crazy old fool. I
reference these passions only because of the large part they play in the books.
Most of the action sequences have actually happened in one context or another.
For example, I was screwing around once in an airplane and lost the handle. I
spun down almost two thousand feet before regaining control. All the way back to
the airport, every part of me was puckered up as tight as it would go. These
lapses in judgment and sometimes questionable personal undertakings are part of
the qualifications I offer you.
Iím sure youíll agree life is pretty tough these days.
My motivation is to try as best I can to give you some tiny break from it. So,
if youíre reading this, you are the sole reason for the work. Thanks profusely
for the good reviews. I do not read the bad ones. They are evaluated for me and
any constructive comments are passed on. The good reviews are important. They
keep me going and help me face the keyboard. So hang in there. Iíll keep
going, if you will. ĖE.R. Mason