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June 29, 2013

Pierpont course fuels writing dream

‘Memories of a Modern-Day Drifter’ has been written by Vietnam veteran

FAIRMONT — Seventy years of living and three years of writing.

That’s what it took for local author Ron Brown to tell his story.

“I always knew deep down in my heart I was born to be a writer,” Brown said. “I just never had the time to do it. I was busy living.”

In his book, “Memoirs of a Modern-Day Drifter,” Brown draws upon his own life experiences and as well as those of people he knew to illustrate the highs and lows that the main character, Danny, endured throughout his lifetime.

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