I am a new authors I guess they would say. I started writing when I stopped working for….the man. Haha. Seems its all I ever knew in mhen dy life prior to writin. While I am by no means getting rich off my writing, my book :The Sunshine Murders has made me h0peful that maybe just maybe I have a little talent left. I suffered some congnitive damage due to meningitis and unfortunately due to some horrible decisions in the mid 90’s I contracted the HIV virus. I know what it sounds like and I know what people think. That HIV is something most people are asking for. In my case I wound up with the wrong woman and although I dont blame her for my illness. I do think I could of been more careful…so I blame myself entirely. I never got tested, I just kept going…working and eventually buying a house and have a child with my present wife. The in 2005 it all crashed down. I ended up hospitalized after spending 6 months sweating and losing weight and energy. Finally my last thoughts or recollections before being hospitalized was being rushed into an ambulance after collapsing in my house. For 2 days it was sketchy to say the least. The docs told my wife I had 2 days to live if they didnt get me on something. They also told her I had a 50/50 chance of survival. So, after 3 weeks on the 9th floor of UNC hospital in Chapel Hill NC and 3 blood transfusions and spina taps and all kinds of weird stuff I survived. Fast forward a few years and Ive regained alot of my health but my cognitive problems exist. So I started writing. And I wrote and wrote and eventually I was making money writing articles.Then I started thinking it wasn’t worth it. I was barely surviving on 100o bucks a month on disability and I ended up in therapy at the VA hospital. At one time they had me held over night to see what was really happening with me. I then realized I had a new classification, I was a disabled veteran who happened to also have Aids. Depressing huh? Well it didn’t suprise me though, my life has been crazy. I was a Marine but also an electrician and when I lost all of that and had the illness I fell into despair and just wanted to die. I had one thing holding me on to my sanity. That was my son and wife. So thats when i started writing my autobiography. I used Createspace which is a great platform for new writers. Best of all its free. So in about a year I had a book and had it published. I think its a great place to start if you want to write a book. I also think that anyone, anywhere can do this if they put their heart and soul into it. So if you need some tips I can help. My book “The Sunshine Murders” is a fast paced trilogy of murder and mayhem on Californias southern beaches. It was fun to write and I published this in the last couple weekson Audible . So far on Audible alone its sold 6 copies so at least I wasnt skunked. My point of all this rambling is that anyone can do anyting they set their mind too.