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Photographer, author, publisher, instructional systems specialist: My naval career spanned 32 years and 5 months, during which, I photographed presidents, astronauts, pilots, ships, planes, events, and many people doing lots of things. I became addicted to being where the action is. I attended: *Basic Photography School, U.S. Naval Schools of Photography *Advanced Photography School, U.S. Naval Schools of Photography *Photographic Quality Control Course, Rochester Institute of Technology, *Motion Picture School, U.S. Naval Schools of Photography *Photographic Equipment Repair School, U.S. Naval Schools of Photography *The Robin Perry Creative Color Workshop. My favorite medal is the Humanitarian Medal, which I earned during the evacuation of Saigon. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Education with an emphasis in photography from Southern Illinois University just before retiring from the Navy. I used the "G.I. Bill" to obtain a Master's in Vocational Education, and went to work for the Chief of Naval Education and Training as an Instructional Systems Specialist. For the next fifteen years, I developed Training Task Inventories, monitored contracts for computer-based training, and assisted chief and senior chief petty officers in developing nonresident training courses. It was a privilege to work with men and women of their caliber. It was while helping sailors write their training manuals that I realized how easy it was to write and publish a book if you didn't have to go through the traditional gate keepers. It inspired me to write my first book, CBT Design. It was used as a textbook by Humber College. I then wrote, "The Misadventures of Russell Quigley," a hilarious collection of sea stories woven into the fabric of Russell's life as a Navy photographer. The stories were easy to write because they were inspired by true events. I believe my stories ended in when I met and married Perla, who promptly put out the fires and calmly went about the business of teaching me how to forgive, how to love, and how to put first things first. Today, I am the author of Self-Publishing-Solutions.com, a website devoted to helping new authors publish their books for free, promote them online, and sell them on Amazon.com. I am fascinated by the fact that anyone can write and publish a book for free. Learning to design and format a book block, convert it to PDF, design and create a cover, and convert it to PDF takes time and effort, but the pay off is huge. You will save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars upfront, and you will make more profit per book than you ever could with a traditional publisher. Imagine the confidence you will have when you know that you can write and publish a book anytime you want.

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