Poet Jim Hasler is author of "Autumn Thoughts" (2010), which can be purchased at Union Avenue Books. He is a resident of both Knoxville, where he operated a business for more than 20 years, and Trimble, MO, located in northwest Missouri, where he now runs a 1300 acre ranch and farm. His poetry has been published for years in the Clinton County Leader (a weekly newspaper) of Plattsburg, MO. A member of the Knoxville Writers' Guild since 2010, he won second place in the 2010 Libba Moore Gray Poetry Contest for his poem, "Sixty-three Springs." In 2011, he was honored with a Proclamation of Poet Laureate of Clinton County, MO and a second Proclamation of Poet Laureate from the town of Trimble, MO.
Hasler, 64, earned degrees in engineering at Pierce College in Southern California and in computer science and psychology from the University of Maryland. He earned graduate degrees in psychology from National Louis University in Evanston, IL.
He worked in electronic engineering and computer programming in the Philippine Islands, South East Asia, Europe and the US. Hasler lived in Stuttgart, West Germany for five years while he traveled throughout Europe working on electronic warfare equipment for the US military. He worked in law enforcement in Great Bend, Kansas as a deputy sheriff and wrote well-logging software for NL Petro-log. He maintains Hasler Aviation, a company for plane rental and pilot training, three land-holding companies and Hasler Land and Cattle. He owned and operated six drug rehabilitation clinics located in Missouri, Louisiana and Tennessee with his wife, Janet.
Hasler has been a private pilot for over forty years. He enjoys writing poetry and making furniture. Hasler hopes to complete a PhD in Creative Writing while he is still young and to continue with his writing.
You can contact Hasler at firstname.lastname@example.org.