I grew up as the son of a small town weekly newspaper editor. With no lack of paper, I 'wrote' from before I could write. But, as life happened, I immersed myself in my growing family and my computer programming career. For 35 years I wrote software for income and fiction/non-fiction for pleasure. Then in 2003, that changed. Now I write software for fun and am "driven" to create stories that will take the reader on fascinating journeys. This transition started about 2001 when Sandy (my wife since 1969) and I went to Nantucket to research family history.
While perusing a database dump on Joseph Macy, I saw the name “Rebecca Ann Johnson” scroll by. Just weeks before, while reading a book on whaling, I had seen her name and considered the seaman's story concerning her to be just a whaler's tale. But here she was…the story verified by a letter from the US consulate in Payta, Peru! In 1849, she survived 8 months dressed as a man serving on the whaling ship the Christopher Mitchell. The profession was difficult for a man, and Ann did it successfully…single handedly saving the ship and the crew by one account. Postponing the family history, I focused on researching Ann’s life. The result—First Fury! The documents, photos, and related web site information are all available on the book’s web site, (www.firstfury.com). Ruined and 'til Her Heart Dances finish the Fury series.
For 40 years, we have attended the Baptist church in Windsor, Colorado, where I have served as deacon, Bible study leader, and in various other positions. While working with youth and adults, I created various age graded Bible studies. In the summer of 2003, our pastor at that time presented a special class on Baptist history. Some of the accounts he shared begged to be told in story form where readers would EXPERIENCE the journeys taken by our forefathers. The result—The Courage of Your Faith! This work consists of 12 short stories and 12 Bible studies, each addressing an issue as relevant today as it was in the past. Each story/study also has supporting documentation, web site links, and a Power Point presentation with notes and photographs. Everything is available at www.COYFaith.com for no charge. I only ask for donations commensurate with the benefit received by the reader.
Star Song is a science fiction novel. The science involves that illusive force that is causing the expansion of the universe. Furthermore, is time really a variable that can change as our frame of reference changes? If Satan and the fallen angels are confined to Earth, what would it be like to leverage that repulsing energy and travel to another star where the "Tempter" could not go. Or, could he?
Today, my wife Sandy and I live in Windsor and, now that I am retired, I spend a lot more of my time in the craft of writing...that is when I am not feeding her flower fetish.