Rex Burns
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Rex Burns

Rex Burns, born to a Navy family, travelled widely as a child. His earliest memory is of the Japanese invasion of Cheefoo (as it was called then) China, where he and his mother were threatened with beheading by a Japanese officer. Since then, he has always worn his hair cut short. Going to schools in Boston, Pensacola, Coronado (CA), San Francisco, Chincoteague (VA), Jacksonville (FL), Virginia Beach (VA) and other ports of call gave him a comprehensive, if chaotic, education which contributed to his penchant for telling tales. So far these have reached 23 books, several of which won regional prizes and one, "The Alvarez Journal" received an "Edgar." He has written numerous short stories, a few poems, and a number of non-fiction articles on the craft of writing. Under his father's name "Tom Sehler," he published "When Reason Sleeps," a novel that may be found on the Tom Sehler biography page. A series of short stories featuring Constable Leonard Smith and set in Western Australia may be found in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

His recent serio-comic novel "The Better Part of Valour" is published by Tirgearr Press and available wherever e-books are sold. Protagonist Cornelius Mead, a Falstaffian character who survives by wit and luck, is bought out of jail in Guyana to be a demolitions expert in a low budget Colombian revolution. However, he knows nothing about combat demolitions and only wishes to fulfill his dream of making a theme park out of the Jonestown Massacre site.

Rex received his AB from Stanford, served in the Marine Corps, earned his PhD from Minnesota, and spent most of his teaching career at the University of Colorado, retiring in 2000.

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