Del Corey, was born Adelbert M. Corey, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, near the bank of the Connecticut River, November 19, 1934. Although his family was poor, during the Depression, he, his one sister, and his 4 brothers were happy, with chickens and a garden in the back yard.
In the pubic school, Del played baseball and football. He and his friends grew up in the flood plain, where the fickle Connecticut might, or might not overflow her banks. The house that Del lived in had been flooded a few times, and the bricks of the foundation, revealed crevices inviting many critters.
Del joined the army, to serve as a paratrooper, from 1953 to 1956. He was pursuing his dreams of being a hero, dashing and brave. But Life had ideas of Reality waiting for him.
Following his discharge, Del went to Aquinas College, in Michigan, and after 2 years, transferred to Michigan State University. Del went on to earn Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
He taught seventh grade, then high school, and then began his 30 year stay at Macomb Community College in the Detroit area. It was there that his writing began in earnest. He taught communications, but mostly literature and creative writing. He began a writers' group, The Fantasy Factory, and held regular meetings with a large following. This lasted for 25 years.
Del has written over 3,000 poems, has published 5 books of poetry, and had countless individual poems published through the years. Del has said, "Poems and stories are waiting to be told at every turn in the road of my travels." This is his first novel.