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Robert D. Easton

Robert D. Easton is a native of the state of Washington. He earned two liberal arts degrees from Central Washington State College at Ellensburg, Washington and has done postgraduate work at colleges in California. Even though classified as a veteran of the Korean War, he served only in Europe and in Stateside army posts as a teletype operator and message center clerk for the U.S. Army Signal Corps during 1953 and 1954. At various periods in his life, he has worked as a custodian, section hand, truck driver, newspaper reporter, schoolteacher, technical writer, landscape technician, parks maintenance worker, nurseryman, salesman, public school classified employee, warehouseman, and computer assembler. His latest employment is serving as foster grandparent in an elementary school in Sacramento California.

His article about Jack London placed 22nd (out of 100) in the 1974 Writer’s Digest Article Contest. He has written nonfiction articles for Air California, National Humane Review, Horse and Rider, Sacramento Magazine, and Good Old Days magazines. The Hibiscus Press (In A Nutshell) of Sacramento, California has published four of his short stories. In May 1978, he published a book of nostalgia entitled Tales from the Palouse Country; and in 2004, a memoir entitled Beyond the Palouse. In 2009, he wrote a paperback entitled, Cobwebs, Echoes, and Footprints.

He lives in Sacramento and has four grown children and six grandchildren.

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