About.

I’m going to skip the formal “About The Author” stuff here and go for just talking to you. I hate referring to myself in the third person and calling myself by my full name sounds stiff and haughty. The truth is I am a regular guy like you…unless you’re a gal, then, we are a bit different.

What I’m trying to say is that I don’t have a list of sparkling accolades. My life has not been the fascinating adventure they make movies about, but I like it. I have been blessed and allowed to do some things not everyone gets to do.

I was born in Long Beach, California, but count Placerville as the place where I grew up. At seventeen, I dropped out of school and joined the Air Force during Vietnam. I ended up in the Philippines as an aircraft crew chief on C-141A, C-5A.

After military service, I became an ordained minister and hospice chaplain. Destitute from these endeavors, I became a registered nurse in 1993. Back surgery in 2018 forced me into retirement the next year.

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No flash, no zing but a bright green Jeep.

     Viola…a writer is born!

     

     Well, in a way. I have always been a storyteller of sorts. I began writing stories for other people to see in 2005. Now, I have a website and chase after people to read my stories.

Where do I get my ideas? Anywhere and everywhere…a song sparks an idea, a picture can do the same. Often stories are the result of me playing “what if.” The street outside is deserted…what if that’s because a crew of giant vampire cockroaches just landed down the block?

     Possession of a slightly twisted mind and a gallows sense of humor is a plus . Sometimes, I simply “see” things like a scene from a movie playing in my head.  

 

    To really find out about me, take a look at my blogs Know Jack, The Colonel, and The Lost Crusader.

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Kubota Gardens, Seattle

Blue Water Park,

Hazel Green, Al

Sleepless in Stripes

at the Old Idaho State Pen in Boise.