Born in Florida, travelled the world as a rock guitarist with some big names in the late sixties, early seventies. Been everything from a high steel worker to longshoreman, from musician to bar owner, and much more. Educated in botany and genetics. Now living in paradise (Panamá!)
When did you begin writing?
Seriously, 1984. I had articles in magazines and such before.
You write about a lot of things. What is your background?
I've done everything from running a concession stand to managing a junkyard, from commercial fishing to high steel worker, and was a professional musician from '67 - 74. I was with some big names, such as Janis Joplin. I've traveled a lot and have lived is several countries.
A world that seems to be some kind of zoo. More than forty different races held in force sections. Some are in dire straits as they are not adapted to this kind of world. Who would sink so low as to do something like this? Is their technology too strong for Maita and crew to fight?
A world with three separate evolutions. They are soon to meet, which would lead to disaster. The crew must stop the coming confrontation. The reptilian and amphibian races are no real problem. It is the mammalian race that could cause the disaster.
Tab and TRD-60 are faced with an Immin plot to poison millions of people on several worlds. They also attack Ac. Tab must find the bases and eliminate the ever growing Immin problem. The Inktans are met.
Tab and TRD-60 open the detective agency on Perfect Three ("Yeah! On a scale of one to ten!"). Another Immin plot. It results in the discovery of Feach, the Hospital Project getting starting, discovery of the Acnians and of Maita Searcher and Plamaita, the Swaz, Cahlear and Seemut - among other things
Shirley's sister is murdered. It seems to be something aimed at CD - but what? He hardly knew her.. Some drug cartel in Colombia is behind it? No way! They were conned. Who is behind it? It stinks of a political setup.
One of "The Kids" is charged with murder on St. Warton's. CD investigates to find a crazy plot to take over South America. JK says it could work to an extent. CD has a more action/adventure case. He's not so sure he likes it.
Todd is the youngest person to ever be graduated by the Space Academy. He passes a test he didn't know he was taking and is given a commission before he graduates! He then works with "Iron Mike" - his hero and mentor - to save the space services
The first book of Merlin Tyana was popular, so This. shorts. Merlin Is a mysterious character who appears, always during a thunderstorm, to solve or prevent a murder, then seems to disappear into thin air.
Fantasy: Vardan (Sorcerer) Herkth and barbarian sidekick, Dracht team up with a student sorcerer and some plant people from another place to fight an evil sorcerer who is trying to take over the kingdom
Paranormal. No category fits. Based on a true happening. A woman inherits a small island. The house there is reputed to be haunted - which it is - by three ghosts, two good and one evil. Em and her husband must resolve the murder of the two by the third to be free. "I do not believe in ghosts, but something very weird happened there!" = author
Al Rhamer was used to seeing Old Rocky, the local alligator in the canal by his dock. He wasn't used to seeing a dead body on the bank. It was blamed on Old Rocky, but Al could see at one glance that couldn't be.
Three parts. First, Clint talks with a beautiful woman on a plane and makes a date with her in Bocas Town for that night. A pirate treasure chest is found with millions in cash printed in the fifties. A woman is murdered. The other two are short mysteries.
A pleasant evening at a good restaurant is interrupted by an obnoxious man and his family. Murder is on the menu. He and his son are killed. Everyone had opportunity, everyone had motive. Who did kill them? Why? He was totally despicable, but Clint was sworn to try to catch murderers.
A man calls from Puerto Armuelles. He has somehow stepped on the toes of a mafia don. Clint investigates. It is some kind of scam about a fake oil well - but a mafia don or two are definitely involved. What does counterfeit money have to do with it? Who are the obnoxious tourists? Why are they there? Why is a woman murdered?
The crew go to the area of the tristar found in book three. It is controlled by an insane machine with amplified psy powers. It is holding many worlds in a sense that is making them slaves. If Thing fears anything, it is very damned serious. Thing definitely fears this machine.
The crew decide to fight the pirates mentioned in book two. They take on Tranz immediately and Tom and Bott later- They begin to establish the Maitan Empire. Tom and Tranz will remain for a few books. Maita finds the ship that built it and the tristar.
Ape, Thing, x and Maita set off to explore the galaxy. they meet Sisstuh and Fesch and the Kheth Federation. they agree to work with them. they meet Kroon, Cheeth an Trat-Il, as well as the Vendans, who Ape is related to.. Ape leaves the group
The first book in the Flight of the Maita series. Introduces the characters and the continuing characters. An Earthman is abducted along with various others. They work together to overthrow the insectoid captors and begin the adventure.