Bio: Since I can remember I?ve been making up stories. As the oldest grandchild I told stories to the younger kids at family get-togethers at the old farm in Michigan, where I was born and grew up. An avid reader from about the fifth grade when I discovered the school library, I enjoy most genres. But I tend to write most in the areas where I have worked for a living.
My undergraduate work was in physical chemistry, but my graduate work in Psychology. During my working life, I spent ten years as a county social worker. In that capacity I worked with people with all kinds of problems, some of which they brought on themselves, and some of which they were saddled with from having loved the wrong person. The next twenty years were in probation. There I worked with essentially the same people?the ones who hadn?t dealt with their problems before the got crosswise of the law. In that arena also, I spent much time counseling the wives, husbands (occasionally) and children, and parents (often) of those who had messed up.
In too many cases the reason was substance abuse / dependency. So I wrote about those people in Send an Angel (Author house, 2002) who have that problem, love the person who has that problem, or were victimized by those with an addiction. Because all of us are romantics, whether or not we admit it, I have to put a little romance into my stories.
My love of western lore produced Billy Killdeere in 1995. It sold out, but the company went under before we could reprint. Killdeere Way, the sequel is in your hand. Colorado Justice is in the editing stage; the latter two are with Treble Heart Books. Fireball, a suspense-thriller is currently with a book doctor. After Kat Martin read Billy Killdeere, and reviewed Angel, she insisted I must write romantic fiction, that she knew no male writers, and few female writers who wrote love scenes as sensuously as I do. Treble Heart Books has two of those under consideration.
I?m married to the former Phyllis Sharp. We have a son, Larry, and a daughter Lacey, from my previous marriage, and a daughter Pam, and son, Matthew, from her previous marriage. There are two grandsons and a great-grandson as well?so far.
Just another man or just another Outlaw? Five years ago, James Williams (Billy) Killdeere left the outlaw life and started operating the family ranch. However, the murderous exploits of the Killdeere Gang send him on the run again, wounded and alone, with the law and his family and former friends after him. A man he once saved helps him.Though the man's daughter Jenny at first distrusts Billy, her feelings eventually change toward him. But given his outlaw past Billy knows he can't marry Jenny. ... more info>>
Tyler Killdeere, the last Killdeere not dead or in prison, is wounded and on the run when he sees a prisoner delivery going down in the streets of a small town. He's busily reminding himself he must not attract attention, and besides it ain't none of his business, when a pretty widow, Kate Courtland, runs out to shield her wounded Uncle Tom, the marshal. A gunman points his rifle directly at her. Killdeeres, mean and deadly as they are, respect women. When the dust settles, the gunman is dead. T... more info>>