Milton Joseph Batson began writing poetry and stories at an early age. This is his second book of poetry. Growing up, he split his time between the small island community of Eastport, Maine, and its Huckleberry Finn-type activities and his grandparents’ home on Campobello Island, Canada. Milton served in the U.S. Air Force’s space and missile program for twenty years, after earning a degree in applied science/industrial engineering from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He spent time bringing intercontinental ballistic missile silos to launch ready status in North Dakota and served at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California in operational testing, and preparing intercontinental ballistic missiles for test launches.
After his U.S. Air Force career Milton worked twenty one years as a disabled veterans’ outreach representative for the state of California, helping thousand of veterans transition back to civilian life, find jobs, and obtain other needed assistance through the federal Department of Veteran Affairs. He and his wife, Pamela, live on the central coast of California, a stones through from the Pacific Ocean. They have seven children and twenty-two grandchildren.