An interview with writer Pat McAfee, English and drama teacher, Wrestling Coach, former Special Forces, Green Beret soldier.
First exposed to the writings of W. T. Scott, Poet Laureate of New Mexico, who was the father of his best friend, Joel Scott. Shipped off to a military school, New Mexico Military Institute, the author spent the next 5 years learning discipline and football and graduated from high school and junior college there. …. more below….
With an ROTC commission, he entered the army as a 2nd Lt. and attended Infantry Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Special Forces Officer Course, Jungle Warfare school and served with the Green Berets in Panama (8th Special Forces Group) and Vietnam (5th Special Forces Group).
Returning from Vietnam, he completed his degree in English and a minor in Spanish at the University of Texas at El Paso, he moved to Asheville with his wife, the artist Elizabeth McAfee, (who gave him a wonderful child named Lewis and was a delight and a surprise to all, considering his father) and began teaching English, Drama, and wrestling in various schools in Buncombe County. He retired from teaching and coaching when a building was named the Bryant-McAfee Fine Arts Center which made him realize that when buildings are named for you, you have been there long enough. He currently tries to live and write in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and doing poorly as he ages at both. JOHN PATRICK MCAFEE ON FACEBOOK
Stepping Over Bones,(not published yet) -Contact the author @ Papadoc47@aol.com for a free copy.
contributing author on Naked Came the Leaf Peepers (Burning Blush Press)