first professional experience was with newspapers. After graduating
from Texas Tech, he went to work with the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
as a sports writer, sports photographer and sports cartoonist.
He worked there for three months, until Bill VanFleet, sports
director of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram came to Lubbock to
invite him to join the Fort Worth paper, working for city-side.
Lee worked in Fort Worth for five years,
then quit his newspaper job and went to Spain, acting as freelancer
and trying his hand at a first novel.
a year in Europe, he went to work for the Denver Post, where
he stayed for five years, until representatives from an international
PR firm (Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.) sought him out and
hired him to work in Akron, Ohio, where he stayed for two
years, then opted for Mexico and another year of freelancing.
When he returned to the states, he worked on two new novels
and tried his hand at professional painting (see links to
art for details).
was offered a job as editor-in-chief of the Tehran Journal,
an English-language newspaper in Iran, but chose instead to
return to graduate school and prepare for a teaching career.
While studying for his master’s in West Virginia (see
educator for details), he served
as stringer for the Associated Press and taught a photography
class for the WVU School of Journalism.
he began teaching, he was asked to handle magazine-article
classes. He knew little about magazines, so he started writing
articles for a broad range of magazines, from top consumer
markets to lower specialized markets (see magazine
writer). He published materials in some thirty different
magazines during this period, and began to find success with
his novels (see novels). Later, after his retirement from
teaching, he added several hundred magazine articles to his
writing credits when he began reviewing computer games for
computer magazines. His list of writing credits is extensive,
and you will find partial lists in several categories, including
art, photography, magazine writing, academic writing, and
Professional Media Experience:
Computer Game Reviewer for MacAddict, MacHome Journal, PC
Accelerator, Next Generation, Games Business, 1997 to present
Novelist and non-fiction book author (various publishers),
1975 to present
Magazine article-writer, on assignment and freelance, 1965
to 1974 (while teaching)
Associated Press stringer, Morgantown, W. Va., 1964 to 1965
(while working on master's degree)
Freelance writer and photographer in Mexico, 1962 to 1964
Industrial public relations, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.,
1960 to 1962
The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado, 1958 to 1960
Freelance writer and photographer in Europe, 1957 to 1958
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, 1952 to 1957
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, Texas, 1952