Born in Florida, travelled the world as a rock guitarist with some big names in the late sixties, early seventies. Been everything from a high steel worker to longshoreman, from musician to bar owner, and much more. Educated in botany and genetics. Now living in paradise (Panamá!)
When did you begin writing?
Seriously, 1984. I had articles in magazines and such before.
You write about a lot of things. What is your background?
I've done everything from running a concession stand to managing a junkyard, from commercial fishing to high steel worker, and was a professional musician from '67 - 74. I was with some big names, such as Janis Joplin. I've traveled a lot and have lived is several countries.
It's a bad sign when a voodoo queen on a cruise says you don't have a life expectancy, you have a death expectancy. Maybe it's time to look at the people around you and into your past - if you care to survive!
The funniest thing I ever wrote. Based on a true happening. A critique agreed it was the funniest thing he ever read. It is based on what my life is really like. To survive as long as I have, I've actually taken on that kind of philosophy.
A virgin at 19. Never been passionately kissed. Mother frigid. She was not going to live that empty life. She heard, if your first was an Indian you would be spoiled for anyone else. She was going to learn if that was true!
Ever have a day when nothing went right? Like, apply for a new job, the boss is an arrogant egotistical ass, you have to take a dozen (it seems) taxis that are junkers or - their drivers are - then you end up in a taxi with HIM!
A weird sort of autobiography. Except for me, characters are conglomerations. I have lived a strange and charmed life for the first 6 years. Events when I was less than 18 yrs. are mentioned but not described.
A world that seems to be some kind of zoo. More than forty different races held in force sections. Some are in dire straits as they are not adapted to this kind of world. Who would sink so low as to do something like this? Is their technology too strong for Maita and crew to fight?
A world with three separate evolutions. They are soon to meet, which would lead to disaster. The crew must stop the coming confrontation. The reptilian and amphibian races are no real problem. It is the mammalian race that could cause the disaster.
Tab and TRD-60 are faced with an Immin plot to poison millions of people on several worlds. They also attack Ac. Tab must find the bases and eliminate the ever growing Immin problem. The Inktans are met.
Tab and TRD-60 open the detective agency on Perfect Three ("Yeah! On a scale of one to ten!"). Another Immin plot. It results in the discovery of Feach, the Hospital Project getting starting, discovery of the Acnians and of Maita Searcher and Plamaita, the Swaz, Cahlear and Seemut - among other things
Shirley's sister is murdered. It seems to be something aimed at CD - but what? He hardly knew her.. Some drug cartel in Colombia is behind it? No way! They were conned. Who is behind it? It stinks of a political setup.
One of "The Kids" is charged with murder on St. Warton's. CD investigates to find a crazy plot to take over South America. JK says it could work to an extent. CD has a more action/adventure case. He's not so sure he likes it.
Todd is the youngest person to ever be graduated by the Space Academy. He passes a test he didn't know he was taking and is given a commission before he graduates! He then works with "Iron Mike" - his hero and mentor - to save the space services
The first book of Merlin Tyana was popular, so This. shorts. Merlin Is a mysterious character who appears, always during a thunderstorm, to solve or prevent a murder, then seems to disappear into thin air.