Lee’s 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.

After 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).

Lee 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.

Once 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 books).

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