I live in Pensacola, Fl. with my wife of 46 years, two sons, five grandchildren, 3 dogs, 1 cat and an insane Parrot. Oh, and the sometimes caustic Little Voice in my head that helps the wife keep me straight.
Genealogy, Bonsai, Archery, Guns and RC Aircraft are my hobbies. "Conservative Patriot" is my political view as I am a direct descendant of America's History from before 1607.
I like Westerns, history, genealogy and non-fiction Military books.
As a retired Vietnam Vet, electronics technician, truck driver and Ex-cop. I am the father of two Army Snipers. I write mostly of my travels and the "characters" who are a large part of my life as Non-fiction stories with an often "sideways sense of humor." But will on occasion dabble in Historic Fiction, based on my Ancestors.
"Everyone is crazy but me and thee, and I am not too sure about thee." Is the favorite Quote of my Great-grandfather.
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- They Knew No Mercy - Western
on April 20, 2013
Not a bad yarn. Edit and spell check a bit closer. Overall, I enjoyed it.
- So You Want To Write Erotica?
on May 21, 2013
Good book, clear, informative and easy to read and follow. In short it just makes sense. Because of this book I have read almost all of the rest from the author. No clangers yet.
- Restoring Hope
on May 28, 2013
Outstanding! I am an avid reader of Louis L'Amour, and have been for years. I can see the differences between him and this author. Different styles, but they are both truly great authors. This is the first of this Author's books that I have read.
I most effeminately will not be the last.
- Return To Trinity
on May 31, 2013
As an avid Western reader, I must say this in all honesty.
Good job! Other than a couple very minor punctuation errors, I didn't see the editing errors that others have mentioned, and that the Author obviously is concerned about. I agree with the Author, what most people are seeing as errors, is only how people talk in Texas and most of the West. How else can you spell with a drawl?
Great story, exciting, easy to follow with enough twists to keep the reader on their toes.
This is the first of many books by this Author that I intend to read.
on June 10, 2013
This is the first book by this Author that I have read. It will not be the last.
Good writing, good story. Good book.
- Puma Son of Mountain Lion
on June 15, 2013
In a nutshell.... Outstanding! This is a great continuation of The first book in the series.
I particularly found the section about the reasons behind the Civil War and slavery to be well researched and well written. Most people are in error to think the baseline reason for the war was the Slavery issue. It was not, as you have so well put it. Typical Politicians then and now. You have to watch the other hand to see the real trick. Great read!
- An Unlikely Place for Love
on July 03, 2013
One of my favorite Authors. Not just for this book, but also for many that she writes for the rest of us Authors.
This effort is right in line with rest of her books.
Well done, good read.
- Mitch's Win
on July 03, 2013
Good story, good characters, well written. Good job.
- Kings Pinnacle
on July 10, 2013
Outstanding! Your research was great, characters even better, style and presentation were also well done.
Not your normal dry, dry, dry historical novel.
- Teasing Trent (The Alexanders)
on July 12, 2013
I didn't understand that this was just a preview. You need to make that clear. Or call it Book 1. Liked the story, hate the sudden jerk.