When I was writing my first two books I was also freelancing and teaching and doing other odd jobs.
I got a journalism degree. I started doing journalism - I interned at 'Cosmopolitan' magazine in the 1970s, which probably wasn't the best place for me, and I spent six or nine months freelancing. Anyway, I wasn't that good at it.
During most of my freelancing, I made what I would have made in charge of the cafeteria at a pretty good junior-high school.
Last Update: January, 2020