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Walter D. Petrovic: Freedom: Reflections on a Farce

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Walter D. Petrovic was born on March 29, 1960 in the city of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada to parents that came over from Yugoslavia between 1957 and late 1958.

He grew up in the small prairie town of Drinkwater, Saskatchewan.

He went to the public school there for the first two grades then to Briercrest Public for part of the the third. In 1969 the Parents moved to Moose Jaw where third grade was completed.

This change provided more contact with people of other races and cultures.

In June 1970 the family again moved to Kitchener, Ontario where Walter is living today.

With all the disrupting culture shock taking place in a small period of time; immediately after the move to Kitchener, Walter, one brother and mother were sent to Yugoslavia for six weeks. The change and adaptation to language, behavior and attitude towards the world was an extreme learning experience but helped to develop a keen interest in history. Upon return, the public school in which he was placed had a French Emergence which added to the issues of assimilation.

In 1978 Walter attended Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology for the study of Film Production. It was during this time that he worked on his first three novels: Scorched Earth, Boys Kill, Men Die and Life In A Thrashing Machine. He did not have any luck with placing these books but did manage to place Scorched Earth with Project Gutenberg and the also later that title and the three others on manybook.net. Boys Kill, Men Die was removed from manybooks.net due to complaints that it was anti-American. This all occurred between 1990 and 2000 and subsequently, around the year 2005 Scorched Earth and Life In A Thrashing Machine, and a book of Poetry called Progression began to be published by various companies without his permission, and without even an attempt by those companies to discover the author and secure permission because by then the material was considered, by them, to be public domain. What is the most awful part of that was no spelling or grammar issues were addressed.

Recently a re-read of the work spurred Walter to re-write the stories and poetry, primarily to repair all the spelling, grammar and style issues rife within the texts. He has now published his early works as “Reworked Edition”. Content of stories were not changed.

Walter’s main notoriety was working with entertainers at what was, at the time, one of the world’s largest night clubs: Lulu’s Roadhouse.

Today Walter works in the Security Field.

Walter has never married and has no children.

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