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William Wayne "Bill" Dicksion was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma, the descendant of pioneers of the early American West. He grew up steeped in the lore of their adventures. Writing is his way of sharing the stories he remembers and enjoyed. He has traveled extensively and is educated in science and literature. He and his wife live in Hawaii, where he does his writing.
on Feb. 09, 2011 :
This books starts out slow. It 's characteristic, I think, of the way this careful author builds his plots. It is also the way that many novels were begun in prewar
America. The setting and the people were carefully presented before the tumult of the action impinged on both.
What Ty becomes, would have little meaning if we didn't know so well where he came from and who he was when he began his journey.
So many stories of the Post Civil War South are much too flamboyant to stand up under much scrutiny. This under stated tale of the making of a man that emerges out of the horror of America's most destructive war comes from an author's whose family was directly touched by that destruction.
Gene J. Parola, Ph.D
(reviewed within a week of purchase)