Mark. A. Gray was born and raised in Indiana. He moved to Colorado soon after graduating high school and lived there for 18 years and worked in construction.
He then got a job with a hunting outfitter, starting out as a cook. He eventually became a guide, hunting elk and deer in the flat tops wilderness. His dream job lasted 13 years.
He then became a working ranch manager on 160 acres, raising elk for five years.
In his travels, the trails led him across the United States of America, then back home to Indiana to be closer to his family, where he now lives and works.
Sweetwater Ranch grew into a large reputable cattle business. Travis earned the respect of all the law abiding citizens of a small town of Macnook.
Travis was instrumental in the slow growth of the town. He made sure his sons, Newt and Cody got the education the boys deserved. As the young boys grew up young men, they both became a valuable asset to Sweetwater Ranch.
NEWLY REVISED VERSION - In the rugged Nebraska Territory, Travis Wilde works real hard building up Sweetwater Ranch. Travis tries to make a better way of life for his sons, Newt and Cody, and his sweetheart, Autumn Lily.
Travis, being modest, is the town’s friend and the local hero.
Will Rev. Black and his wife, Margret, stay to become a valuable asset to the small town of MacNook?
Travis Wilde, rode all across the southwest searching for work and greener pastures. Honest, dependable. He was a loner. He helped anyone that needed help, that didn’t cross him.
Riding north into Nebraska Territory, he found a rundown cabin, a starving Indian boy.