The Hardended Criminal Writer

The Hardended Criminal WriterVernon William Baumann was born in Ermelo, South Africa in the distant mists of time known as the early 70’s. He spent eight years working as a copywriter in the South African advertising industry. This included involvement with various award-winning campaigns. In 1999 he won a Pendoring Advertising Award. In 2006, Vernon began feeling the itch of destiny (thankfully not an STD). Combined with a waning youth, this inspired him to take the dramatic step and quit the advertising industry. He returned to the town of his youth and began to focus on his writing. This was a sacrifice to be sure - his first job earned him exactly 25% of his Cape Town job. However, with perseverance and prayer, he continued on his chosen path. Now, with five titles on Amazon and a growing social media presence, things are finally starting to pay off. The next step is looking for a UK agent. Vernon William Baumann currently resides in Bloemfontein, South Africa, with his beautiful wife, fat cats and two retarded but loveable dogs. (Woe betide the mixing up of those adjectives!!) He lectures at the University of the Free State. And is also occasionally involved in some serious axe-grinding on his electric guitar.

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