I am retired and live in Richardson, Texas with my wife of forty-five years, two disobedient dogs; chick magnet Bentley and neurotic bone burier Jack, and lots of books.
What is your writing process?
I'm what's called a "pantser". I get an idea, and I start writing. As I write, the story comes to life as do the characters. I spend a great deal more time reading and editing stories than I do writing them. The writing seems to come easy for me, but reworking them so they are interesting reading is a much more laborious process.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No, but I'm sixty-nine, so recalling the first book I ever read wouldn't be easy. I've been reading all my life, both fiction and nonfiction.
Will Jack's soul-crushing loss destroy him or turn his life around?
Teetering on the brink of suicide, Jack travels to his family’s lake cabin to escape his parents’ phone calls, drink, and finally make a decision. But an extraordinary happenstance changes the course of his week and his life when he meets a mysterious man named Toby who teaches him a new approach to living.