Author in American English, Skilled in Design and Marketing

Joseph Riden

Joseph Riden

I was born curious: fascinated with the world's wonders and people. My parents and some exceptional teachers fostered active engagement in science, mechanics, and the arts. Even as a child, I read books continually. Early interests led through both non-fiction and fiction and especially biographies of accomplished historical figures. Reading and radio shaped my young mind before television dominated our media.

Legendary men became unconscious role models -- from Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, to Nikola Tesla; inventors like Edison and Turing; and early rocket scientists like Von Braun. Several authors, including Faulkner and Hemingway, joined my list as I explored American Literature. One day, I realized something less obvious than it may seem: though I don't aspire to greatness, emulating figures I admire feeds my soul. It rewards me with a deep satisfaction. Renaissance men are my greatest heroes.

After university, I enjoyed a career in mechanical and industrial design and eventually became an author. I've left a trail of inventions, including books, behind me. I continue on a productive, creative path. Such diversity is rare in this age of deep specialization when colleges generate so many super-technicians, who become narrowly niched into valuable skills. My interest in both mechanical design and creative writing is a product of liberal education and broad experience acquired as the years passed.

I see apparently different kinds of creation as compatible and similar. Invention is Nature living its life through me via creative energy that's expressed in different focuses. I may design a boat or piece of specialty furniture in morning; write about how to make them in the afternoon; and take breaks with romps through adventure stories, book chapters, or memoir pieces. All the while, I listen to music from an elegant audio system, carefully configured for high value: extreme musical performance at affordable cost.

I have filled many roles in addition to writer and design engineer: surrogate father, coastal mariner, sport fisherman, soldier, meditator, husband and lover, expatriate adventurer, writer, strategic consultant, bohemian scholar, entrepreneur, true friend to both men and women, and live-off-the-land outdoorsman.

Curious, I came into this world. I'll continue to seek new experiences and create value until moving onward to whatever lies ahead. Life is opportunity, unchained: to learn, to evolve, to create and to express who we are, as we become all we were born to be. I hope to leave this world with my boots on, walking in a forest or cruising calm seas. Or with a warm computer absorbing my thoughts as I work.

For corporate career details, here's my LinkedIn Profile:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephriden

To request a resumé or to access my writing samples, please use the form on the Contact page.

See my Amazon Author Page HERE.

 
Authored, Popularization

Authored, Popularization

 
Authored, memoir

Authored, memoir

 
Authored, marketing theory

Authored, marketing theory

 
Edited, men's adventure

Edited, men's adventure