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Charlie Hubacek has always had an insatiable urge to write since he was eight years old after hearing stories his father would tell about a little man who allegedly could only be found in the nearby woods beyond the family farm house. This imaginary being, named Jonathon, made his home in a hollow tree and was the caretaker of the woods, animals, plants and all things in this small wooded area of northeast Oklahoma. Hubacek has plans to one day to retell these stories in a children’s book format entitled, The Little Man Who Lived in the Woods.
Although nearly always a student of history, when he attended The School of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO, (a small private liberal arts college in southwest Missouri) he majored in mass media/English, where he was a student writer for the college public relations department and served as an associate and later editor of the student magazine.
Following his departure from formal education, he was employed for many years with a number of weekly newspapers in southwest Missouri working in retail advertising, a feature writer and operations manager.
Into the High Ute Country is his first full length novel to originally be published as an eBook, with a soft cover edition soon to follow. A second fictional novel, Charlefor and the Wazhazhe, will be released in the near future also as an eBook and print on demand soft cover edition.
His character subjects are loosely based on his own experiences as an incurable addict of wandering the country and wondering about what ever may lie around the next corner. The short stories in particular deal with 15 years living as a tramp, a hobo if you will, traveling, living, experiencing life on the road from the mid-west to the west coast on to the gulf coast and then north to Alaska.
Authors that have had a major influence on his life could be none other than personalities as Edward Abbey, Jack London, Louis L’Amour, Jory Sherman, James A. Michener and Henry David Thoreau.
He was born in Kansas City, MO in 1957, raised in southwest Missouri, where his heart remains, but currently lives in Colorado Springs, CO.