C.W. Badie, over the past 30+ years, was a musician in the U.S. Marine Corps, a salesman, a customer service agent, and drove a taxi while pursuing his dream of becoming a songwriter. However, on Christmas Day, 1995 he was ‘bitten by the bug’ to write speculative fiction when a story began formulating in his head while waiting for customers at a cabstand. After nearly ten years of teaching himself the craft, he published his first short story, ‘The End of My Drought’, in September 2005 and ‘AKIN: The Manhunter’ in the anthology ‘The Heart of Our Community in May, 2006. He is now working on an anthology of short stories called ‘The Side Street Chronicles’, a dark excursion through the mean streets of mid-21st century Chicago, and a sci-fi adventure novel, True Companion. When C.W. is not working as a carpenter or typing out a story idea, his free time is spent with his son, Samuel, or feeding his addiction to the internet.
Writer (I feed myself by doing construction carpentry...)