Buck Immov

Biography

About the Author

I grew up in a small town in the middle of the Colorado Rockies. I fished and hunted and rode horses over Saddleback Pass to fish the upper Frying Pan River. Up there, Colorado was still Colorado. You could catch a hundred fish a day, if you wanted to. The deer would walk into camp, look around, shrug their shoulders, and walk on down to the lake. One thing about a Rocky Mountain fishing trip, you don’t have to go down to the creek for water, just leave a bucket out for 15 minutes and you are all set. On the few occasions it doesn’t rain, you get dew and then all you have to do is to swish the bucket through the grass a few times and you have enough water for coffee and soup. If you have any washing to do, you put the clothes under a bush and hit it with a stick. You had better use a long stick, though. Raincoats are a help, but you have to put them on before you get out of the car. Otherwise your hands are too cold to fasten the snaps. It used to take me three days to thaw out enough to straighten my knees after I got home from the Frying Pan River...........four if the weather was cloudy.

I remember being a real little kid riding with Daddy when he was feeding his cows on the Hayden ranch. He would open one corner of the bag of oats, half-open open the pickup doors, hang the bag outside, and drive along scattering oats with one hand and steering with the other. One time he got stuck and couldn't dig out. He told me to wait there and, in a little while, here came Mommy in the other car. What excitement!

I graduated from a couple colleges, Reed and the University of Oregon, and got a job as a professional diver, a marine biologist. We counted things or caught them: fish, sea fans, kelp, rocks, and mud. I learned about attending to business when the claw of the sea puss was hovering around my hind end. We used to put lines of 50 shark hooks inside the surf line to catch shovelnose sharks for research. (Shovelnose have great inner ears.) You had to sit in the skiff and wait for a chance, then run in and set the lines before a big wave threw the boat, together with a tangle of shark hooks, shark lines, and anchors, on top of us. Once I was about to pull the line and looked up and saw a huge wall of water coming. I remained calm and said calmly to the kid running the motor, "Point the boat toward the open sea and go that way."

And he said, "Hunh?"

Then I realized that calm had its drawbacks and did my D. Duck impression, "Go that way, go that way, go that way fast. Wak, wak, wak, wak !!!!!!!"
Just before a wave breaks, it throws up a little spray. We went over three of them before we got outside. After a while, we went back in and pulled the lines. Got enough sharks to go on with.

While I was doing research, I published about 25 articles on science. I also taught college for a while because when a diver gets old and decrepit and can't do his job any more, they fire him. The very reverse is true for a teacher. Recently, I decided to take a break from teaching for a while and write a book or two.

Where to find Buck Immov online


Books

To Marry a Gunfighter. Part II.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,410. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Western
Ann West Quarll was near despair. Her family's cattle were starving after a hard winter. Then a lightning strike left her father and brother sound in body but confused in mind. They hired killers for a pointless range war with Snakeskin McMurtry, the man she loved. Ann had to save the cattle, stop the war, and betray no one. Possible? Maybe. But she would pay a terrible price.
To Marry a Gunfighter: A Western Romance. Part I
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Ann West Quarll had finally found her soul mate, a man she could love for the rest of her life. But this handsome and loving man had been a bounty hunter and his past might catch up with him. She had seen men try to kill him. Not only that, she had in loved before and seen that lover die. If she risked giving her heart again and would it again be broken? She had a terrible decision to make.
Trouble at Saddleback Creek
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 153,520. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western
Snakeskin McMurtry was a gunfighter who hated killing. He heard that he could get out of going on posses if he bought a big ranch. To get the cash, he’d jail an outlaw, help him escape, split the reward, and do it again. That led to trouble. Then a range war threatened and an outlaw gang with a grudge showed up. HIs girl gets to have a strong character, romance, hard decisions, and heroic actions.
A Child's Christmas in the Rockies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The snow shimmering on the high peaks was beautiful, but we didn’t know it. Shimmering is nothing to sliding or a new way of riding down the hills and across the snowpacked roads blown by the wind, drawn down the slopes, or hurled into the snow when we slipped. Let the grownups grouse around their stoves, we knew what winter was for. Sliding. Sliding and Christmas.
Billy-the-Grandpa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western
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Bill Patton wanted to be famous as the meanest cowboy west of the Mississippi. He came close. At lease he was famous for mean if not for meanest. One thing he did do thorough and proper. He died right. Read this free book to find out how.
Dodging the Hangman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Western
Tim Sholtz was only sixteen when he listened to a Union spy and headed out to burn the Owl Creek Bridge for the Rebel Cause. What was waiting for him when he got there? What happened to him in the end? A fun read.

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