Lonnie Beerman was born in Ft. George Meade, Maryland Army Hospital in 1956. The son of a Master Sargent and fourth of six children, Lonnie experienced life from a unique perspective. Moving from one base to another, one state to another, one country to another allowed him to develop a cornucopia of interests and hobbies, ranging from building model cars (and planes & ships) as a young boy to building muscle cars as a much older boy. He loves his dogs and camping. He is an avid history buff, coin collector and gardener.
One special interest he developed was his love of writing. Once he learned to read, he wanted to write. He wrote scribbled stories in Number 2 pencil to entertain his friends, and later filled school notebook pages with his overthought musings. He penned many articles, parodies and opinions for school newspapers and company newsletters. He authored countless technical reports and specifications, as his career required, but his love has always been fiction, based on as much reality as possible, but always with emotion and passion.
In 1978, while living in Portland, Oregon, Lonnie met and married his Persian princess, and in 1980 their daughter was born. They moved to Texas in 1982 and their son was born in 1986. Their daughter is an Iraq War army veteran and a successful businesswoman. Their son is a flourishing defense attorney.
For forty years, his professional life as a Senior Certified Plumbing &Piping Designer on large scale projects such as hospitals, refineries and airports in various parts of the world allowed Lonnie to see different cultures from a real, non-tourist perspective, and to get to know the different people and experience different cultures whenever he was able.
In 2003, the loss of his beloved older brother Bud profoundly affected Lonnie, as Bud was the family storyteller, and the stories had stopped. Though heartbroken at his loss, Lonnie has taken up the gauntlet, and the stories continue…