Born in Oklahoma, I've spent most of my formative years here. After earning my degree in Education from the University of Tulsa and working on my Masters at the University of Texas at Arlington, I taught high school English and coached football for a few years, but decided to leave teaching to pursue a career in business.
Over the past twenty years or so, I've dabbled in free-lance writing, but decided to focus more on novel writing for the last decade. I have one published non-fiction book - Writing Humor for More Than Laughs.
GAME, my first novel deals with small town football in - you guessed it - Oklahoma set in tbe 1970's. In addition to being an entertaining, action-packed read, I like to think it has motivational and inspirational qualities. Treasure Kills (formerly Legends of Tsalagee) is a follow-on novel to the first, but not a sequel. It takes place in the same fictional Oklahoma town as GAME with some of the same characters, only 30 years later, and has nothing to do with football. I call it a mystery, adventure, romantic comedy. I consider it a relaxed, fun-filled read. My third novel, Red Lands Outlaw, The Ballad of Henry Starr is an historical western about the life and times of one of the most notorious bad guys in the late Indian Territory and early Oklahoma statehood years.
For the past 30 years my wife, Darlene, and I have lived in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma where we raised two children, and now have two near perfect grandsons.
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