I Don't Talk to Earthlings

I Don't Talk to Earthlings

by R.J.R. Rockwood

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Overview

Although diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, six-year-old Haley Haralson could read and write so well that he skipped the first and second grade. Before he was out of elementary school, he could repair computers and do complicated math problems in his head. Before long, he had his own computer-repair business. In the evenings, he would stand by the streetlight and wait for customers to pick him up for repair jobs. At twelve, he slipped away from home and moved in with Fiona, a lady who ran a bordering house for college boys. After his freshman year in college, he disappeared. His parents learned that Fiona had him declared of age and adopted him as her own son. He changed his name and severed all links with relatives, who never saw him again.


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ISBN-13: 9781514483770
Publisher: Xlibris US
Publication date: 04/16/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 56
File size: 239 KB

About the Author

Dr. Robert John Remington Rockwood has a BA in English and German and an MA in English and Russian from the University of Miami, he has a PhD in English and linguistics from the University of Florida, and he has done advanced study in historical linguistics at the University of North Carolina. For the years 1973–1974, he was a fellow of the Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University. Dr. Rockwood has studied the following languages and dialects: Latin, Greek, Gothic, Old Norse, Old English, Middle High German, Middle English, German, Russian, French, and Icelandic. Dr. Rockwood has served as a full-time faculty member at Florida Southern College, University of Florida, and Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1978 through 2001, he worked as an industrial technical writer, editor, and web designer at such companies as Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin), Unisys, and NCR. From 2002 through 2013, he taught online courses for the University of Phoenix. I Don’t Talk to Earthlings (2016) is Dr. Rockwood’s fifth book published by Xlibris. The others are the following: —Leopardo da Gotcha (2002) —The Passing of Merlin Zauber (2005) —The Last Ant (2007) —Dillon’s Rocking Bear Invisibility Chair (2013) Dr. Rockwood lives in Roswell, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta. His e-mail address is rockwood@mindspring.com. To learn more about him, visit his resume website, www.rjrrockwood.com.

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