About The Author
I was born in 1941 in a little town in Southeastern Wyoming called Wheatland and am the middle of six children.
My father worked in the coal mines there.
When I was one, we moved to Longmont, Colorado. Dad bought a lot that had a shack at the north end of it. He built
a house on the south end that was completed by the time I was three.
After building the house, Dad decided it needed a basement and so he brought blasting caps from his old job in the
Wyoming coal mines and set them off under the house to loosen the earth. This was in the days before all the regulations of
today would have prevented him from doing this. He bought a burro to pull a small earth- moving slip and used them to remove
the loosened earth from beneath the house. It drove Mom, needless to say, insane whenever he blasted under the house because
she was convinced he would bring it down. I will say he required all of us to be outside whenever he blasted. He didn't bring
the house down and successfully excavated the basement.
When I was six years old we moved to a small village of one hundred fifty people called Hawk Springs, Wyoming where my father
bought a blacksmith shop from a deaf (caused by the noise of blacksmithing) old German-Russian who lived with us for a few years
and who patiently taught me the game of checkers.
The school there was so small as to only have only four students in my class. I helped in the blacksmith shop during winters and
worked summers for farmers and ranchers.
I moved to the Los Angeles area when I was twenty-one years old and spent the next fifteen years going to night school, working as
a chemistry lab assistant, a data control clerk, and a computer operator. While there, I was briefly married and divorced from my
first wife. Fortunately, we had no children.
Missing the sunsets, beautiful clouds, and the breathtaking views of far horizons and the good people I eventually moved back to
Cheyenne, Wyoming. I worked for the state as a programmer analyst for the next eleven years. There, I met my second wife, had a
daughter, Stella, and son, Ryan, with her, and divorced.
Next, I moved Idaho Falls, Idaho where I continued working as a programmer analyst, met and married my wonderful wife, Judy (I
finally got it right!). We moved to a small community west of Salt Lake City, Utah and I finished my career as a programmer analyst
for the state of Utah and retired in 2006.
We then moved to Wyoming onto five acres where we lived for seven years. Due to health issues and the need for nearby doctors,
regretfully, we moved back to Utah to a city called Tooele where I presently live with the love of my life, my wife and partner, Judy.
My hobbies are eclectic reading, playing the guitar, singing (until a few years ago), amateur astronomy, and writing.
I am the father of two children and the grandfather of six, all by my daughter, Stella, on my biological side, and have four
stepchildren and fifteen step-grandchildren.
In November of 2015, our children and grandchildren threw a wonderful 25th wedding anniversary for me and my wife.
I've wanted to write novels for years but life kept getting in the way. I wish I'd started sooner but feel fortunate I still have
time to do so. I might add, my children, grandchildren and even my dear mother-in-law, Luella love reading my books and that is one of
the great joys of my life.