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Born in Ohio, and moved to Arizona as a young boy, B.K. Gore found at a young age on that Sonoran Desert, that along with the long views of Far Country, he had a love for story telling. That creates a problem for a young fella though. The trouble with youth, for a writer, is a shortage of experience. Life experience being the raw materials which a writer needs to build his stories, it makes writing a tougher go for the young.
As a teenager, his first love was horses and cowboyin'; with no way to make a living, telling stories, having occurred to him anyway.
The years took him from wrangling and cowboying as a teenager, through two hitches in the U.S. Army; from which he was evicted after he got busted up and the army claimed he was too stove up to soldier any more. So, he went back to cowboyin' for a good number of years, 'cause he was too dumb to do anything else!
Mixed in there, before, in between and after the army, was a stint in the copper mines of Arizona, the oil fields in New Mexico, more ranches and farms, and even a few runs at carpet cleaning, selling hardware, driving truck and producing custom leather goods. Whatever it took to pay the bills.
In between the town jobs, were the ranches, farms and bull studs, where the horses, cows and mules, always pulled him back.
All along the way, unrealized at the time, he was amassing a stock of experience from which to carve new stories, and honing his skills at spinning those tales.
It wasn't until he crossed over onto the shady side of the mountain, that he recognized that people seemed to actually enjoy his stories, and and at the same time, stumbled upon the vehicle he could use to present his tales to the public.
So now, he spends his time, building his tales of Honor, Betrayal, and Lonely Courage, wherever he sets his boondock camps.
He is a, Vagabond, story telling, cowboy biker, living on the road, and banging around the west he loves.
on Jan. 21, 2013 :
I have all the other books written by Brian, and have been boondocking for quite a few years. I still picked up quite a few tips and insights. I enjoy the way he tells a story, and will keep buying his books.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Dec. 31, 2010 :
This book was well written and had valuable information that anyone new to rving can use. Even though I have been enjoying this pursuit for quite a while, the book still made for interesting reading.It offers insight into boondocking and Brian has a great way of telling a story and communicating information.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Dec. 10, 2010 :
I've been rv'ing for a while now but believe you can always learn more and this book did, in fact, give me some ideas that I haven't seen before. The book has a lot of information that is good for anyone towing either an rv or a toad. His first tip, to slow down and smell the flowers, is probably the toughest but also the best.
I got the PDF version and it was just fine. I read it on my pc & it gave me zero problems. Nice book, good content and well written.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on July 23, 2010 :
I really enjoy this book. Brian makes things easy to understand while being entertaining. I downloaded the mobi version (kindle) and there are a few things different with it. It does not go into your amazon library. Ok, that is fine. I was trying to figure out how to get it on my other machines. Here's how.
1. go into your document file, winxp or win7.
2. look for your kindle content file.
2. find file, copy , save to jump drive and then paste in the other machines kindle content file.
It's worth it to know, amazon's Kindle for PC is free and you can share your stuff across 6 devices. They all have to be registered to the same account, but it's nice to have you're reading favorites no matter where you go.
Now don't freak out when you open your kindle file and see a bunch of weird numbers for titles, Brian's comes up with the book title. Though when its in your kindle under author it comes up as Brian... so you had better know the name, if you sort that way.
I've become sort of an e-book addict as I can take so much with so little. I have over a thousand books on my external hard drive as well as several hundred on each machine.
Many thanks Brian for going this way. I enjoy your wit and intellect. I hope to see more of you.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)