Billy DeCarlo is an American author of novels and short stories. He grew up camped out at the corner newsstand, reading as many comic books as he could before the owner would throw him out. He writes out of love and in hope to change the world, or at least a few minds. He still believes there are superheroes, and sees evidence of them sometimes on the news. And villains, lots of villains.
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Billy comes into this odd and dangerous world. He was born into a loving working class family in the late 1950s, in the northeast region of the USA. He was an average student with high aptitude and poor penmanship. Throughout his childhood, he keeps journals and writes stories he is too embarrassed to share.
Billy comes out of the cocoon and goes into the world. He made his way through high school, doing well in topics related to writing (journalism, creative writing, English) but not applying himself to his full potential in other areas. He graduated, and for lack of other options, joined the United States military. He excelled in the disciplined aspects of training, but after assignment to his permanent duty station did not fare as well. He separated from the military in the late 70’s.
The wanderer settles down. He began the decade wandering lost on the highways and byways of America, by thumb and motorcycle, lost. He found himself, returned to school, fathered some wonderful kids, and dedicated himself to providing for his family. He earned his degrees while working full time and often with two jobs, then began his professional career and threw himself into it full-force.
Family Man. He continued his professional career, running his own shop for a number of years, and immersed himself into raising his children.
Winding down. Billy neared the end of his professional career during this span, and began winding down that phase of life.
Out of the shell. Billy finally begins to pursue his life-long passion, writing. He starts to bring some of his short stories together as a collection, and completes his first novel.