by, Steven Woodford
Synopsis: SHORTS is a collection of autobiographical short stories, starting in 1915 with the pioneering of the author's grandparents from North Carolina to south Florida. Covers the years of growing up gay in a conservative southern town, escaping to college only to find more bias, then a move to New York to seek a career in theatre. AT YOUR LEISURE magazine. Finding the love of his life and suffering the greatest loss of his life. Finding love again; being disappointed in love. Rubbing elbows with some of the greatest actors, directors and singers of the 20th century and finally retiring to the paradise of the Florida Keys.
Steven Woodford was born in the Piedmont district of North Carolina, moved to south Florida with his parents in 1946, graduated from public school and the attended a North Georgia Baptist College before moving to New York City for a life in "show biz." Those years included 30 years as a music and theatre critic for a newspaper group in NJ and contributor to THEATRE WEEK magazine, STAGES magazine and At Your Leisure Magazine as well and an average of four theatre and/or music reviews weekly. He found the love of his life in 1966, and it was bliss for 24 years before the loss of that love to cancer. Several years later another "marriage" and suffering some heartaches and heartbreaks there, and finally retirement in the paradise of the Florida Keys.
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