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About the Author
Edward McDonald Vaughn, Jr. was born in Hamlet, North Carolina, where he lived until the age of seven. His father, a railroad fireman on a route between Columbia, SC and Savannah, GA, possessed an entrepreneurial spirit which led the family to relocate six times before Ed left home. This charming, daredevil character kept his family living so on the financial edge that Ed claims not to know for sure from "which side of the tracks" he came.

Ed and his three siblings remember their years living at Tybee Island, GA as the happiest times of their childhood. They attended the "one-room" Tybee School and enjoyed all the freedoms of children growing up in a small town during the forties.
With her second husband, a doctor/professor, Ed's mother, Ruth Martin, co-authored several significant medical books, and was a charter member and National Secretary of the American Medical Writers Association.

While at Tybee, the Vaughn's lived in a two story home on 14th Street. The house has been renovated into a multi-family dwelling. As the eldest child, Ed helped his father build a small bungalow on a neighboring lot which is also still lived in today.

Ed enlisted in the US Army as a Private.  During his twenty-six years in the military Ed served in Alaska, Korea, Germany and Viet Nam, and retired as a Colonel after a tour in the Pentagon. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, Silver Star, four Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and Master Parachutist Badge. He served in the Army's Special Forces and 82nd Airborne Division.

After retirement from the Army, a career in business opened up for Ed. He served as a VP of Bache & Co., New York; VP of the Florida Prison Industry Program, Clearwater, FL; Senior VP of the Home Shopping Network, St. Petersburg, FL; Managing Partner, The Peacemakers, Clearwater, FL; and Executive VP of The Marlin Group, Kissimmee, FL. He is currently serving as a licensed counselor at the Raintree Clinic in Fayetteville, NC. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and graduate studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His community involvement includes service as Chairman, Goodwill Foundation, St. Petersburg, FL; Chairman, Neighborly Senior Services Foundation, Clearwater, FL; President, Countryside Rotary Club, Clearwater, FL; member of the Fayetteville, NC Kiwanis Club, and President, Lions Club International, Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

While in Florida, Ed pitched in an "Over 30 Baseball" league. During the Philadelphia
 Phillies 'Dream Week' camp in 1999, he received the Chris Short Pitching Award for his one-hit shutout, and led his team with a .625 batting average. He also participated in the Atlanta Braves Dream Week in Orlando.

His favorite authors are Ernest Hemingway, Pat Conroy, John Grisham and St. Paul.

Ed envisions retiring to Tybee Island to write and  enjoy life, his five children and eight grandchildren.