ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steve A. Mizera endured endless hardships and emerges after seventy-three years to share his unique experiences. It is the lesson he learned from these experiences that he wants readers to take away after reading his powerful autobiography: From a Dime a Dozen to Priceless (CreateSpace, Amazon.com).
In his newest writing: How to Abolish Child Sexual Abuse? Begin by asking: Is that a Sexual Predator hiding behind that badge? he offers answers to the questions Who molests Children, when and where, how and why, and he offers recommendations intended to eliminate child sexual abuse.
Born in 1940 in Cressona, Pennsylvania, the youngest son of a Russian, immigrant coal miner, he was incarcerated in St. Francis Orphan Asylum in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, at the age of two and for the next decade, suffered mental and physical abuse.
He ran away from sexual abuse at St. Joseph's House for Homeless and Industrious Boys at 14 to live on the streets of Philadelphia. Having a strong work ethic he is nevertheless called a Dime a Dozen by a heartless employer. Steve retaliates by stealing $25,000 in tires in 1956 from Gimbels department store.
He fled to Sea Isle City, New Jersey where he taught himself how to repair automatic transmissions. He spent four years in the USAF, sold fruit on the international market for four years, worked as a railroad conductor on Southern Pacific RR and Amtrak for a decade, founded and published a weekly newspaper in a small northern California town for two years while attending law school before going to Alaska to serve in the legislature.
Starting life without bonding and winding through decades of rejection and failed relationships, at forty he committed an unthinkable crime and was sentenced to 20 years in California's notorious Folsom Prison. Following his early release he spent two decades in public service.
Although raised with a bleak view of the world, it is how his life was transformed at the age of sixty when he was informally adopted by loving immigrants who led him away from a life of crime, and taught him about the love of Jesus Christ, who became his personal Saviour and Redeemer.
In 2004 he retired to Christmas Valley, Oregon, a very small town in the high desert east of Crater Lake. In retirement he pursues photography creating vistagraphs (see vistagraphs.net) which are large panoramic scenic views printed on canvas. He adopted the RV life style and lives and travels in a roomy Winnebago.
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