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Lloyd Lofthouse

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in Southern California, The United States
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United States Marines and a lot of books read over the decades

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Lloyd joined the United States Marines and served in Vietnam in 1966 as a field radio operator. Soon after graduating with a BA in journalism from Fresno State University, California, Lloyd started teaching English, literature, reading and journalism in the public schools from 1975 to 2005. Along the way, he enjoyed working as a maitre d' in a multi-million dollar nightclub and taught himself to count cards where he made some money in Las Vegas. If Lloyd stuck to what he learned about counting cards, he always left Vegas with more money than he arrived with.

More than three years ago, on February 29, 2008, I held my first author event at Clayton Books, an independent bookstore in California near San Francisco that has since closed its doors but not because of economic hardships.

Clayton Books was still earning enough to stay open when it lost its lease and Clayton, California lost its only bookstore.

After buying an Amazon Kindle, the property's owne... Read more of this blog post »
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Dianne Ascroft Great to see you on Goodreads, Lloyd! It's a great place to let people know about your writing.

Dianne Ascroft,
author of 'Hitler and Mars Bars'


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