I am happily married to my beautiful wife. I am also a proud father of four wonderful girls and one goofy, floppy-faced pooch. I am the author of 'Unremembered', 'Off Grid', ‘Stronghold’ and 'Seven Years (Tales from the Backwoods-Story #1)'. Currently, I am working on the third story in the Off Grid Series titled 'This Land We Call Home', as well as an autobiography titled 'A Father's Tears'.

I look forward to becoming one of your favorite storytellers. Thank you kindly, ~Backwoods~

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
"Unremembered" was my first story, which I wrote some twenty years ago as a teenager. I dug it up in late 2012, revised and published it. I officially began my career as a fiction writer in January of 2013. I have since expanded into sports writing as well, by accepting a position as a Staff Writer for Dawg Pound Daily.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The motivation has always been there, as has the desire. However, I also enjoyed the danger, physical labor, and constant pay that came with my former career as a utility line clearance specialist. My days playing with trees and power lines came to an abrupt end in 2006, when I re-injured my shoulder. Having had prior instability and surgery in both shoulders, the next few years were dedicated to my recovery and return to the physical lifestyle that I had enjoyed. I have now reached a total of five major shoulder repairs, all of which have failed. I live with a daily struggle of repeated dislocations in both shoulders and have now fully committed to my long-lost love of writing.
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Where to find Backwoods online

Where to buy in print


Series: Off Grid, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,440. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After a devastating attack changed the country forever, Johnny and Rae Lynn Tapper have survived solitude in the wilderness, bitter winters, brutal injuries, a deadly encounter with wolves, and the birth of their child while alone and trapped by a very unpleasant bear. Now they face an even greater danger, Howard Harvey, the serial killer who has moved into their town of Stronghold.
Seven Years (Tales from the Backwoods-Story #1)
Price: Free! Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
The only thing worse than a prison sentence, is the ghost inside your cell.
Off Grid
Series: Off Grid, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,790. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Johnny & Rae Lynn Tapper find safety in solitude, hidden deep within the shelter of the Rocky Mountains. Terrorists have taken away the country they once knew and they survive, secluded and alone, by living off the land. They live wild new lives in a wild new world, living among the wild animals of the vast Colorado wilderness. There are no phones. There is no power. They are 'Off Grid'.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
After a fatal crash, Ethan Wolfe must survive the wilderness to evade capture. He flees to Colorado to seek asylum with friends, only to find them facing an evil beyond imagination. A twisted dream and a shocking premonition leave him wondering if they face the evil, or are the cause of it.

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