Del currently lives in Seguin,Texas. He was born in Michigan but his family moved to the south the month he turned ten. Starting at age twelve he became an avid reader of mysteries and westerns. He read at least one book a day for the next fifty years. He has an extensive library of western history, western fiction, Native American history, poetry (which he also writes), and many other books. Del spent over fifty years in the military (joined at age fifteen), thirty three years (twenty two active) in the U. S. Air Force and eighteen years in the Texas State Guard retiring the month he turned seventy. He spent some time learning and competing in Fast Draw at age twenty two but had to quit as the Air Force didn't approve. He spent several years as a gunfighter re-enactor before joining West of the Brazos Productions as a paid actor. Del also has a country & western band (Klassic Kountry Gold) that donates ALL proceed to help needy veterans of all wars.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The ease of which I do it. It seems that all the details are already in my head and all I have to do is type them out! I do NOT make a manuscript in advance.
What do your fans mean to you?
That they appreciate my knowledge of the old west.
Marshal Dave Stoutman has his last and final gunfight at age seventy. He became a Texas Ranger at age 18 to help bring justice to the old west. This book is written in the style of Louis L'Amour. The places are real and the firearms are correct for the time period. This book details the encounters he has had all his life dealing with people who break the law.