Edward Bear aka Marty Slattery
His pen name is Edward Bear,
but he was known as Marty Slattery to his loved ones and many friends.
Marty was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Los Angeles. Early
adventures included a brief stint in minor-league baseball, too many years in construction, day
labor and other dead-end jobs.
A correspondence course in engineering landed him a job at
Hewlett-Packard, where he was employed for nearly thirty years. Previous publications include
several fiction pieces in small literary magazines and journals.
Marty treasured the deep relationships that he shared with his wife,
children, family and many, many friends. After that, his love of baseball was evidenced by his many
pilgrimages to minor league parks all around the country and as a youth league
He lived high up in the Rocky
Mountains with his wife, he played a vintage Martin guitar, and wrote in the all too short time
that the gods and goddesses gave him. Marty died in 2006, but he lives on today through the books
that he and Edward Bear wrote and the countless lives that he touched.