About

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I can write, and I can take photographs, but do not ask me to be in front of the camera. This results. Actually, what I do is pull screenshots out of video clips I’m in. This makes it always look like I’m about to say something. As you might imagine, that’s because I am!

A Little About Me

Born: Western Pennsylvania

Places Lived: New York City, Miami, Tampa, Honolulu (Oahu), Lahaina (Maui), all over Thailand

Countries Visited: Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Laos, Burma, Malaysia, Cambodia

Education: MA in counseling psychology (rehabilitation counseling)

Authors I Enjoy: Laura Lovic-Lindsay, Cormac McCarthy, Jack London, Hunter S. Thompson, Joseph Conrad, Tom Clancy (in the past), Anthony Burgess, Lee Child, Ken Kesey, Chuck Palahniuk, Thomas Harris (Hannibal).

Writing Career: I was in my mid-life prime when I realized – I have a lot to say. I averaged writing over 1 million words per year for 12 years. I started writing articles to fill dozens of websites I created with many different topics. At one time I had over eighty functioning websites. Today – maybe twenty sites are still active. Recently I slowed down a lot so I could figure out what to focus on. I like fiction. Fiction pays the bills and I’ll be writing more over the next couple of years.

You know how when you first start writing, you don’t really know if people are into it or not? You need that one pat on the back that makes it all worthwhile – and sometimes it never comes. Mine came from a guy that was still a stranger to me at the time. He wrote me an email and left a review on one of my books that really shook me up. Considering what he’s done in life, it was impossible to ignore what he said – he loved my first fiction book.

That was a major pat on the back, and kick in the ass. I realized that if he liked what I wrote – I’m writing amazing stories. So, though he credits me with inspiring him to start writing books – he inspired me to keep writing them. Thanks, Jim, you’re a real kick in the ass.

I have written millions of words for websites and hundreds of thousands of words for books published at Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, and others.

I write for myself, and for my readers. I have only recently begun accepting long articles for websites. Power-pages are my specialty (5,000+ words). You can see the topics I have some expertise at, and enjoy writing about, here.

My writing samples are listed here. This also includes some of the books I’ve written. Please don’t ask me to edit or proofread anything you’ve written. I’m not an editor. I create pieces, I don’t fix them. That said, I have a sister and niece who are both excellent editors and I’ll be happy to refer you to them.

You can find me at Twitter, YouTube, and Google+ here. My Amazon Author Page is here.

Here is a link to websites I’ve created.

Cheers!

Vern Lovic

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