Born in 1950. Write for a living. Three cats. Other car a canoe. Live in Asheville, North Carolina in a fixer-upper. Very much in love. Garden. Fix up. Read. Fix up. Blog. Fix up. Rinse. Repeat.
I am a professional journalist and my presence on the Web goes back a long way. I began publishing Duck Soup: Essays on the Submerging Culture as an e-newsletter and Web site in 1995—long before the word “blog” had entered the vocabulary. Duck Soup was a nationally syndicated print and regional radio commentary over a ten year period. Currently I have eight books in print with two others in the works.
A more formal bio would include:
Cecil Bothwell—biographer, investigative reporter, builder, organic gardener and public servant—has addressed issues of sustainabiliity, human rights and social responsibility in personal appearances and media venues around the world. His career includes two decades of newspaper reporting, eight years of radio commentary and interviews, and intermittent stints as a singer/songwriter and slam poet. He has won national and regional awards for investigative reporting, humorous commentary and criticism, and was tapped as the Southeast Poetry Slam champion in 1993. He was elected to the Asheville, North Carolina, City Council in 2009, and his critical biography of evangelist Billy Graham has garnered international acclaim.