Biography

Walter “Jack” Savage quit high school and spent two and a half years in Vietnam as a paratrooper and helicopter door gunner, all before his twenty-first birthday. After the war Jack would spend five years looking for something he could stick with. Then one January, he finished a course in radio and television broadcasting. It would lead to a career and began a nomadic journey from small towns to big cities and along the way his other pursuits: acting, art and always writing. After more then twenty years Jack returned to school, finished his Bachelor’s degree and attained a Master’s soon after. “And it was during this period of completion that he put together his first work. A collection of short stories entitled Bumping and Other Stories. Three novels followed: More With Cal and Uncle Bill, State Champions, The Children Shall Be Blameless, a second short story collection, The Petorik Thesis and Tales of the Global West and now, the autobiographical The High Sky of Winter’s Shadows has been released.”

 

Jack is the father of a daughter and two grown sons. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Mankato and received his Master’s Degree in Telecommunications and Film from California State University, Los Angeles. He is a veteran stage actor, retired broadcaster and taught Film Studies at Cal State L.A. for six years. Jack and his wife Kathy live in Monrovia, California.