This is me writing to you, the incredible readers who have stumbled upon my stuff and then liked it. The great reviews, the emails, the notes, the Facebook comments – all of it keeps me writing because you are so supportive. I write full-time. It’s what I do.
I’m retired from the Marine Corps, spending time both as enlisted and as an officer. Then I went to law school, took my law degree into business consulting where I became a business diagnostics specialist and leadership coach. I retired from that at age 52 because I was away from home way too much. That’s when I started writing full time, and I have not looked back since.
This is a great ride!
I have a variety of stories now since I’ve been at this for a little while, lots of short stories so you can see if you like my style. I have a number of best selling novels in categories that matter to me – space opera, military scifi, Space Marine, colonization, and genetic engineering. As a serial daydreamer, it’s nice to finally get the stories on paper (virtual and digital paper, that is).
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I grew up in Iowa, joined the Marine Corps and got to see the best and the worst that the world had to offer. Then earned a law degree. No matter where I went, I always had a book with me.
Thanks to 21st Century technology, I now have hundreds of books loaded on my phone and always with me. This breakthrough allows me to binge read my favorites. How many books would I have read on deployments had I not had to have a physical book with me?
I paced myself so I wouldn’t finish too quickly. We aren’t encumbered like that now.
I love the works of Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, JRR Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, and so many more. I have been compared to Andre Norton and that is humbling – she was an incredible author with a huge list of novels to her credit. With every new book, I aspire to live up to those that you, the readers, have compared me to.
Through a bizarre series of events, I ended up in Fairbanks, Alaska. I never expected to retire to a place where golf courses are only open for four months out of the year. But that’s the way it is.
It is off the beaten path. My wife and I get to watch the northern lights from our driveway. Our dog has lots of room to run. And temperatures reach fifty below zero. We have from three and a half hours of daylight in the winter to twenty-four hours in the summer.
It’s all part of the give and take of life. If we didn’t have those extremes, then everyone would live in the sub-arctic.