“One day I’ll be up there doing that!” waving at the engineers as I watched them steam by. And that’s when this little Keith’s dream started.
My name is Keith Niles Corman. I was born in the early 1950’s in Cincinnati, Ohio. My parents, Leo and Janet Corman resided in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, a Blue Collar working family in small town America, and now, married to the love of my life Martha and a loving father to the most precious gift a man could have, my daughter Amanda.
You might be wondering what happened to that little Keith’s dream, now that I am already a happy family man. Well, it’s all here – “Katie and Kenny Tour the Railroad “.
Steam was still around on the railroads in Lawrenceburg and I never lost a moment watching them steam by, waving at the engineers. Research and writing stories regarding railroad history and modeling ideas for railroad related magazines led me to fulfill my interest little by little.
However, it never stopped there. “Scourged Souls “, a novella inspired by my research and notes based on the story during the Civil War which illustrates the side most people never address, war’s effects on the inner soul stimulated with my keen interest in history during my early childhood that never dissipated over time.
Yes! I am an author and I want to reach out and educate people about how things we take for granted have a history and reason to them. It may not be what we want to hear, but it can be conveyed in a proper way. I want the books to reach people of all walks of life and in different areas of our country and the world. I not only want the stories be educational, but entertaining as well.
Was it hard?
My experiences on these projects have been very rewarding, although stressful at times. It is a great experience allowing your imagination go free and developing a story line.
Once you’re into it, it is hard to stop and take a rest. You, the author, become a part of the story. As you research, your own education expands and you discover new items and feeling you never before experienced.
Be prepared for a long, hard trip
Experience the journey and look at everything around you during your writings.
Put some music on in the background to aid your imagination.
“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey”. Just shoot for the stars and you’ll never regret it!