BRUCE WEEKS was born in 1954, the year of the Supreme Court Decision, Brown vs Board of Education and reared in the Sandhills Region of Western South Carolina. Growing up on his father’s cotton farm in the community of Kitchings Mill in eastern Aiken County, he entered the cotton fields at an early age and worked alongside the African Americas that toiled in his father’s fields. Attending Salley Elementary School then Wagener-Salley High School, he graduated in 1972 and began studying Agriculture Education at Clemson University. After working in the university’s research department and other pursuits for 2 decades, he began a course of study at Anderson University and in 1996, at age 42, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. After 5 years in the elementary classroom, he became certified as ‘Highly Qualified’ in secondary History and taught in high school and middle school until his retirement in 2012. An avid fan of the Appalachian Trail, he has section hiked the trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Damascus, Virginia. He is now working on a trail hostel near his cabin in the mountains of Virginia. A resident of Townville, SC, he and his wife, Jan, also a retired school teacher, have lived there for over 40 years. They have two children and three grandchildren that they spoil as much as possible. Owners of three Boykin Spaniels they have found good homes for many little golden eyed puppies. When not writing, Mr. Weeks works on an extended list of honey-dos.
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