This group meets on the second Saturday of each month and spotlights guest speakers from SF and genre related fields of interest.
Richard Goffman: http://richardgoffman.blogspot.com/p/about-author.html. Mr. Goffman spent the 1970s teaching English in Long Branch, NJ, at the High School and the Junior High School, and in Dover, NJ, at the Middle School. He spent the '80s, '90s, and half the '00s in marketing, mostly in the home entertainment industry. In 2005 he returned to teaching, in Paterson, NJ.
Mr. William Bachman, the protagonist of the Mr. Bachman Mystery series, was conceived in my head (sorry, I can't keep writing about myself in the third person) and heart at some time in the 1990s. While I was enjoying my marketing career in the home entertainment industry, I had always wondered what my life would be like if I had never left teaching. And when I pondered deeper about that, I imagined the life of a man who had a career throughout his working life at one job in one place: the same school in the same town for 35-40 years.