John Bates

John Bates - Editor

Fort Myers, FL, USA

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Retired law enforcement, author, and digital imaging specialist in SW Florida. Creativity courses through my DNA, much of it self-taught through decades of experience.

In addition, I was recently commissioned to edit a manuscript and restore over one hundred historical images of Texas musician Buddy Holly provided by the family of his late high school girlfriend Echo McGuire.

To the best of my knowledge, I am the only author with a personal thank you letter from the President of the United States for sending an inscribed copy of a book to the White House.

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