I was born July 26, 1940 in Seymour, Texas, located in West Texas . From an early age, I was a voracious reader, this most likely due to my mother reading exciting stories to me as a baby. By age 10, I had found all of the old classics. By age 12 I had found science fiction and was fascinated by the possibilities the sci-fi writers gave a young reader. As I became a teenager, I discovered Mickey Spillane and was hooked on the tough-guy private eye. It wasn't until the early 1960s that a friend turned me on to Edgar Rice Burroughs, and from there to Doc Savage and the many pulp heroes of the 1930s and 1940s. I loved to read, and eventually turned to writing.
My first fiction novel was Gryphon Double Novel #23, published by Gryphon Books (Gary Lovisi) in New York. This contained two short novels in my created series, The Masked Avenger: "Dark Streets of Doom" and "Crime's Last Stand." Gryphon Double Novel #23 was published in January 2001. Second would be "Jur: A Story of Pre-dawn Earth" with James Reasoner, published by Novel Books Inc. (NBI), July 3rd, 2002. My third novel is "Savage Land of Jur", published by NBI, November 28th, 2002.
My nonfiction books include the following: "Secret Agent X: A History" with Will Murray, 1980; "From Shadow to Superman", 1991; "The History of the Purple Wars" (as by Harrison Stievers), 1991; "The Green Ghost," 1991; "The Black Bat", 1990; "Dan Fowler: Ace of the G-Men", 1997; "The Original Masked Marvel, 1996. In addition , I have been involved in several other anthologies: Mike Cook's "Monthly Murders" in 1982; and Mike Cook's "Mystery, Detective, And Espionage Magazines" in 1983. I have assisted in several other anthologies without credit. The Masked Avenger, The Black Ghost, and Stuanofu are my creations, which I hope to see in anthologies some day. I have also written some short story fiction.
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Cold War Heroes
Pulp goes Top Secret in this military comedy drama set in Europe during the height of the Cold War. A group of misfit MPs must confront spies and the black market while dealing with a boxing tournament on Post!
Savage Land of Jur
Trapped in the Jurassic period of Earth’s predawn, Ron and Odette search for the Ancient Ones and a time portal that will return them to their own time. But even as they encounter an Ancient One, more danger threatens them in the savage world of Jur.
Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth
A young French girl disappears in the jungles of Africa in the early 1930s. A young American adventurer hears about the missing girl and goes in search of her, only to follow her through a time portal, where they end up in the Jurassic period of Earth's prehistory.
Three Go Back
When their teleport vehicle malfunctions, becoming a time machine, it sends three young girls on a journey of discovery they never expected. From the Ice Age through the Cretaceous, Permian, Carboniferous, and finally to the beginning of the Earth’s evolution of life, they experience their world’s prehistoric past in all its splendor and terror, coming away with the joy of knowledge a
The Spider's Web
In 1980, a treacherous Chinaman created a web of events that culminated thirty years later in a reign of terror and death. As the streets of his city run red with blood, The Black Ghost searches for the mysterious killer, who is motivated by revenge, and this time the city’s paladin may be faced by his greatest foe, the Spider!
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