ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nathaniel Lee Self, the
third child of Sebern Lee and Gladys Roberts Self, was born in
1926 in Walker County, Alabama. He now lives in Bessemer, Alabama,
with his wife, Louise James Self.
During World War II Nat
served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Mendoceno (APA 100), an
amphibious personnel assault flagship. After the war ended, he
attended Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, where he
completed his undergraduate degree in 1951.
Nat worked as an industrial
engineer for the U.S. Steel Corporation in Fairfield for almost
fifteen years before joining the administrative staff of the
University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. After more than twenty-six
years at the university, he retired in 1993 and now enjoys working
out at the YMCA, gardening, following Alabama football, and feeding
birds and other wildlife.
Nat Self can be contacted
on e-mail at natself at aol dot com or in writing, click
here for address.