Eugene James Cowles , a first time writer, born Johnstown, Pa., a steel producing city, in the year 1926, son of a steel mill clerk, victim of the severe economic depression in the 1930's and the famous Johnstown flood of 1936. Drafted into the Army Infantry, several days after graduation, during WW II,. Served in the European Theatre. Educated Temple University graduating in 1950. Employed Crown American, as their Secretary Treasurer, a million dollar developer of Shopping malls and Hotels Purchased , and operated , as their CEO , a lumber and Construction firm ,until retirement. After retirement , purchased and maintained seventeen rental apartments.