Of all the kids I went to high school with in Benton Harbor, Michigan, only one other than me became a published author.
His name was Allen Wold. He was a rather strange skinny kid -- a sort of loner who was very introverted.
Several years ago a Benton Harbor friend mentioned that Wold had written some sci-fi books that were published in the 1980s.
Image my surprise when I learned today that Wold's books were the basis of the television series "V," which ran from 1983 to 1985. I recall the series very well. It was about reptilian humanoid aliens who come to live on earth.
Wold must have made quite a bundle from the book rights. The series was produced by Warner Brothers Television, which was a big deal.
When Warner Brothers cancelled the series after 3 years, they received a flood of letters from angry fans. Some 23 years later there are several websites dedicated to the TV series.
Below is the latest photo of Wold. Although he is only a few months older than me, he looks at least 10 years older. He must have had a harder life than I did.
Wold lives in North Carolina and is still writing sci-fi. He is married and has a grown daughter.
We are the only published fiction authors to come out of the 500-member class of 1962 at Benton Harbor High School. Our school wasn't exactly a literary engine.