Like Wallace Thurman and Neal Cassady, I was born in Salt Lake City.
I went to the same high school as another Wallace, Wallace Stegner. (and Roseanne Barr as a matter of fact. High School Musical was filmed there-yep, okay. I’ll stop.)
Like both Wallaces, I went on to the University of Utah. And like Thurman, I was a pre-med student while there.
Like Pearl Buck, I spent time abroad as a missionary.
Like Harper Lee I was once an airline reservations agent. Unlike Harper Lee, I didn’t have friends who funded a one-year sabbatical so that I could finally write my lasting literary masterpiece.
Which is why I’m a marketing slave in corporate America, which kind of makes be like Kurt Vonnegut, who worked as a PR man at GE before exploding onto the literary scene.
Like Carson McCullers, Flannery O’Connor and Margaret Mitchell, I now live in central Georgia. (But yikes, unlike those illustrious southern belles, I hope to live past their average 46 year lifespan. Perhaps Erskine Caldwell, who was born just 20 miles away and lived to age 83, bodes a little better for me.)
What about you? Who shares your biography?