Johnny Sprang - Author, Musician, Photographer, & Philosopher

 

I served on active duty for twelve years as an administrative specialist during and after the Vietnam War with the last four years as a recruiter and a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. During college I was an active reservist for a year as a Staff Sergeant with the Ohio Air National Guard and two years as a Petty Officer in the United States Navy Reserve. After my first four years with the Air Force I lived in Japan where I became knowledgeable in the martial arts that I continue to practice currently. I have a brown belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate and a black belt in Korean Hapkido. I was also a photographer, reporter, and assistant editor for the campus newspaper at Maryville University. After my military duty until my retirement, I was a licensed life and health insurance agent, an account executive, and mortgage broker. All of my experiences involved exceptional attention to detail and investigative research skills. I have authored four fictional short stories, one children's epic adventure story, one crime drama novella, and eleven non-fiction books on current popular topics. I am a musician (guitar) and I have written more than sixty songs and currently have thirty studio recordings by a popular band from Nashville Tennessee. Before full retirement I was a substitute school teacher for three years in the local school district where I live. If you decide to read some of my stories or listen to some of my songs let me know what you think. I appreciate good constructive criticism. I welcome you to leave any comments you care to (no bashing please) by clicking on the Contact Me button. If you like my writings, I'll probably post your comments on this site, if you don't like my writings, well, then I probably won't. I spend most of my time enjoying my family. On nice days I like to go walking in the forest, I practice Tai Chi and Yoga. Some years ago while I was still working full time I developed a program based on some of the techniques in my martial arts training. I called it Street Smart Self Defense and taught it as an adult education class at my local community college. I've been a photographer for more than forty years. In fact back in the day, that is one of the ways I supported my family while attending college. So anyway, have a look around the site, if you like what you see and read, that would be great, and I would appreciate it. If you don't like what you see or read, that's okay too, sorry, but you know the old expression, you can't please everyone.