Joseph Whitson

Joseph Whitson
Joseph Whitson
As Glaciers Move
As Glaciers Move is a book of poetry and prose, which can be considered, of course, nonfiction. However, I am embarrassed to list this book and my other book of poetry below. The primary reason for this NFAA membership now, though, is the book I’m currently working on, Finding Solace, which is about the first year of living with terminal cancer. I feel like I might be running out of time regarding its completion and publication and, therefore, need all the advice and help I can get these next six months.
Stone and Ice (2004)
Vacaville, CA 95688
Joseph Whitson has been a carpenter, machinist, stay-at-home dad, computer technician, college instructor (Introduction to the Biological Sciences), research scientist (Molecular Biologist) and business owner (Computer Repair and Sales). He is now a full-time writer. His publications to date have been books of poetry and poetic prose, Stone and Ice (2004) and As Glaciers Move (2017). His current projects (in this proposed order of completion) are Finding Solace (nonfiction about the first year of living with terminal cancer) and Winnemucca and Other Short Stories (psychological thrillers). Also in the queue are Conversations with a Preacher (nonfiction; religious conversations with run-of-the-mill, “Sundays-only” Christians, not theologians) and The Scientific Approach to Computer Repair and Beyond (nonfiction). For all of the manuscripts mentioned above, current or in the queue, Whitson has either researched and outlined thoroughly or written the first draft. He earned an Associate of Arts in English, a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (with concentrations in Microbiology and Molecular Biology) and a Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology. His approach to writing is steeped in the scientific method and, yet, there is always a sense of adventure due to his hobbies and other interests. For example, when he was younger, his outdoor activities included alpine climbing, backpacking, and whitewater kayaking. His hobbies now are less dangerous, such as gardening and amateur astronomy. However, even in his most recent writings, there is a sense of adventure. Joseph lives with his wife of 38 years and their two cats in California. He is a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

“When I am distressed by internal or external stressors,
by writing, I can remove from my mind the pain of
living in those moments. But, then, because of this
process, my “self” is exposed by these writings.”
~Joseph Whitson, from As Glaciers Move

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