Stockwell-Moniz, Marc J. 1954-

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STOCKWELL-MONIZ, Marc J. 1954-

PERSONAL: Born April 29, 1954, in Cambridge, MA; son of Frank Moniz and Margaret Stockwell; married July 5, 1987; wife's name Teresa (an artist); children: Danielle. Education: San Diego State University, B.A. (journalism), 1978. Politics: "Always interested." Religion: Christian. Hobbies and other interests: Ice hockey, American revolutionary war history, reading.

ADDRESSES: Home and officeAmerican Revolution Publishing, 12514 Mustang Drive, Poway, CA 92064. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: San Diego Ice Hockey Referee Association, San Diego, CA, referee, 1975–2000; Advanta Mortgage, member of staff, 1993–96; Dixiline Lumber, Poway, CA, manager, 2000–03; Poway Unified Schools, bus driver for special-need students, 2003– American Revolution Publishing, Poway, founder. Childhelp USA, San Diego chairman, 1999. Founder, Gentleman's Respect Club.

MEMBER: Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Revolution, Publishers Marketing Association, Boston Historical Society, Paul Revere Society, Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill Monument Association, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Association, World War II Memorial Association.

AWARDS, HONORS: Named Advantage Mortgage employee of the month, 1996; Dixiline Lumber, employee of the month, 2003; Outstanding Citizen Award, Sons of the American Revolution, 2004.

WRITINGS:

George Washington's Unsung Heroes, American Revolution Publishing (Poway, CA), 2005.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Biographies of James Otis, Samuel Adams, and John Adams, all for American Revolution Publishing; researching the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

SIDELIGHTS: Marc J. Stockwell-Moniz once commented: "My primary motive for writing is to educate our children about the early American heroes who helped found the nation. Many of these heroes are the forgotten Americans who need to be remembered, and their accomplishments need to be taught and learned.

"My patriotism and love of the United States has inspired me to write, as well as my own family, which played a very important part in the American Revolution. My fourth great grandfather, Sergeant Daniel Stockwell, Jr. was General George Washington's sergeant major during the siege of Boston.

"My writing consists of paper and pencil with a note book that I later transfer to my computer. I carry a paper and pencil at all times so I can fulfill any ideas instantly. I hope to achieve the goal of educating our children about the American Revolution and the sacrifices that our ancestors made in founding the United States.

"The writers who have inspired me the most are the current American Revolutionary War scholars such as: Thomas Fleming, John Farling, Richard Ketchum, David Fischer, and David McCullough. The writings of these individuals are very important to the nation. These writers explain in detail the events and personalities of the subject matter. They are the best writers who explain the American Revolution and are the "keepers of the flame.

"My advice to any potential author is 'Just Do It!' Just do it like I did. Start writing today."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

GeorgeWashingtonUnsungHeroes.com, http://www.georgewashtingtonsunsungheroes.com/ (August 10, 2005), "Marc Stockwell-Moniz."

SignonSanDiego.com, http://www.signonsandiego.com/ (October 24, 2004), Curran Downey, "Revolution Had Founding Members Too."