D.A. McCall's formal education took place in Washington and Oregon. He has a published book of drawings and text titled, Evidently It Is Black & White, plus several unpublished manuscripts
to his credit. (This may change.) At the height of the war in Vietnam (not wishing to be cannon fodder) he weighed his options. Canada seemed inviting (although somewhat cold and remote). On the other hand the Air Force recruiter was only a bus ride away. After three and a half years in the Air Force his true nature emerged from suppression. He was promptly discharged. In high school he was given a writing assignment and although his effort received little more than a passing grade, in a sea of red ink the insightful teacher mentioned something about “style.” This was a revelation. Until that moment he had no idea he possessed any writing talent, let alone “style.” He was reading Jack London at the time, hence the “style.” The evidence is scant but he has fancied himself a writer for so long the notion is really not that fragile. In recent years he has become increasingly reclusive (this has been “surprisingly” easy to accomplish). Relieving much apprehension, D.A. McCall has no children.
At sixteen years old I dropped out of high school and joined the circus. I had been enlightened by acid driven insight as to the irrelevance of school. In truth, I didn’t have a prom dress, so what else could I do? Not surprisingly, a somewhat nomadic existence ensued. My wanderlust led me to North Carolina where I earned a GED (a prom dress was not required).
My return to the Northwest was, in the main, precipitated by the weather. No joke. I’d say more on the subject but I don’t work for the Chamber of Commerce and I don’t want you to move here. People say there’s nothing to do in Vancouver, Washington. Not true. I joined Toastmasters so that in the unlikely event I’m asked to make a public address, I’m ready. Like a Pandora’s Box my thirst for knowledge had been unleashed. Most semesters found me taking courses from the local junior college. I’ve studied music theory, ear training, airbrush, writing, English, ceramics, voice, piano, multimedia authoring, Photoshop, and the Macintosh operating system. I’ve written songs and recorded two music CDs—Unmasking the Illusionand Siberia. My production
company, Factory West Studio, has produced three TV shows—The Turtle Follies, Bogus Betty, and Patrishaa’s Workshop.