UPDATED BIO

October 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm Leave a comment

My consistent readers,

I recently wrote a detailed bio for one of my publishers.
I thought I would share it with you.

Walt

WALT TRIZNA
BIO

I now live in West Chester, Pennsylvania, but I was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey – a tough town. My mother was an avid reader and I picked up the habit. Sitting on the back porch with book in hand was better than venturing into the city and being beat-up. I learned this the hard way.

I obtained my bachelors degree in biochemistry from Oklahoma State University in 1969, and five days later reported for pilot training in Alabama. I always wanted to learn to fly, and did, but I hit a brick wall when it came to jets and washed out. At one point my instructor said, “Trizna, your landings scare me.” If he only knew how much they scared me. I then went to something where the landings weren’t important, just the accuracy. After a great deal of training, I became the crew commander of a Titan II ICBM. While stationed in Wichita, I earned a masters degree in biology from Wichita State University.

After my four-year military career was completed, I went into research. Renal physiology was the area in which I worked. I was employed by three medical schools and at the last, UCLA School of Medicine; I met my wife, Joni. With grants drying up, I found a job in industry and would work for a company for 22 years that would eventually become GlaxoSmithKline.

After a layoff at the age of 61, I decided to become a full-time writer. I had written science fiction and horror while still working, and now I could concentrate on my passion. When writing science fiction, I enjoy adding a healthy dose of science fact to give the story a hint of believability.

Joni and I have two daughters. Annie works at an independent book store and Lynn is a farmer. We love them both and encourage them to explore life wherever it may lead.

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