Award winning author E. DON HARPE has had a varied career, from military service in the 60’s to years spent as an industrial engineer for a major appliance firm. Harpe is a songwriter who has had many of his songs recorded, and who for years ran his own music publishing company. While in Nashville Harpe was the office manager of a publishing company that had several number one country music hits, and was also the Creative Director for Climbing Country, one of the most successful syndicated radio programs of the early 90’s. During this time he won the coveted Silver Pen Award from the Nashville Banner newspaper.
Since retiring from public work in 2004, Harpe has concentrated on writing novels, and 2011 will see his fourth and fifth books published. He also has nearly 40 short stories available on line, including two in an anthology called Twisted Tails II, published by Double Dragon Publishing, which won the EPPIE AWARD for best science fiction anthology of 2007.
His book of memoirs, THE LAST OF THE SOUTH TOWN RINKY DINKS, published in September of 2008, was an instant success with friends and readers alike. The stories are touching, down to earth tales of small town America, and will bring tears and laughter to all who can remember when the world was a kinder, simpler place. It’s the kind of book that you won’t want to put down, and one that you will re-read many times over the years.
Now retired and living in south Georgia, Harpe devotes his time to Helen, his wife of 45 years, to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and to his writing.
“I’m pretty satisfied in my own skin right now,” Harpe says, “and I just want to continue to write things that will entertain and hold the readers interest.”