Who IS this guy?

I’m Forrest Carr, a former award-winning broadcast journalist who’s now taking a break from the business to focus on other forms of writing.   I served 33 years in the trenches of television news, working as a radio reporter, TV reporter, TV producer, mid-level manager, and finally as a news director in Fort Myers, Albuquerque, Tampa, and Tucson, where I currently live, and I managed to get through it all without hocking my soul (but only because I couldn’t get a good price for it).  I know too much about what really goes on in TV news and fear my life is in danger.  OK, I’m just kidding about the danger, but I have published what one critic called a “masterful exposé of TV news,” Messages, a crime novel set in the business.  I’ve also penned something completely different, A Journal of the Crazy Year, which is offered as a new and original take on the zombie/apocalyptic genre.  And I have other novels in the pipeline.   I’ve also been a frequent contributor to media trade magazines and websites, and am co-author of a popular college text book on journalism.  I once wrote a poem, started on a song, and I can sing Slim Whitman’s “Secret Love.”  Cancer has tried to kill me in two different ways but so far has failed.  So there.  I have a beautiful wife, two butt-headed cats, and many imaginary friends (for which fiction writing is my therapy).  The keyboard tends to get me into trouble, and I never seem to learn, yet I’m somewhat shy in person, although I try to fake my way out of it.   You can find out more about me, my writing, and my checkered past at my website, www.forrestcarr.com. 

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