I was born in Jefferson City, Missouri to a family of all twins (a brother and two younger sisters). I've been told that I liked to write at a young age, but I don't remember that at all. I first remember really getting into writing during a creative writing class at Helias High School. After high school, I studied at Lindenwood University. I thought business was a more practical field than writing, but that only lasted for one boring class. Instead, I earned my degree in English and communications.
I'm a big fan of wandering around--usually a walk around the neighborhood will keep me happy--but after college I took it to a new level. Despite aiming for film school in Los Angeles, I ended up working at a casino on the Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico. It was a life changing experience in many ways, but that episode first got me interested in Western themes in my work.
After a little more wandering, and graduate school at Missouri State University, I moved back to Jefferson City, where I currently live with my wife and daughter. I teach online writing courses for Columbia College, and I also work at Communiqué, Inc., a communications firm my dad founded just months before I was born.
I don't have much free time, but when I do I still like to write and wander, and I can't wait to see what happens next.
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The Dreamcatcher Adventures: Greedy Jack Wallace
When the ghost of his rowdy Wild-West ancestor needs his help, seventh-grader Blake Monroe is ready to ride. They begin their search for a long-hidden ransom, a treasure that Gray, the ghost, is determined to find. The duo sets out on the trail, but their adventure is derailed when they realize they aren’t the only ones after the ransom — a deadly outlaw named Jack Wallace - is in pursuit.
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