Born in Clearwater Florida in 1935 in the midst of the great depression. Moved to Houston when I was six and lived there until graduation from U of H in 1967. Married my wife Lori in 1963 and had many happy years. She passed away in 1998 and I sold my business and moved to Florida. Along the way I was writing tech books and other writings. I started writing novels and have finished four so far.
It is one of my very enjoyable hobbies and I hope my readers enjoy them too.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
This is the first time I have attempted to publish. Believe me it's more difficult than I imagined. Just reading and re-reading caused me to change things often. Add to that the marketing and it's quite a job. Luckily I'm retired and have the time to devote.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Weaving in and out and carving characters and environments are very satisfying. It's like starting a whole new career with each book.
It's 1998 and a hacker attacks General Automotive. Brad Stapleton VP tries to block him but the hacker still gets in. He uses difficult to find schemes that keep Brad hopping. Brad thinks someone inside the company is helping, but cannot find out who. He is fired and starts his own business. Still trying to find the guy, he finally gets good information. Will he catch him?
After discovering how to record and implant memory, doctors start implanting brain dead people with these memories. The procedure is a booming success until a mistake implants a serial killer's memory. The killer goes on a rampage and the chase begins. Close calls, extraordinary escapes lead Brad to desperate measures. Many twists and turns in this suspenseful mystery.
During a hijacking by pirates, they are discovered by a couple in a sailboat. The pirates board the sailboat, rape the wife and leave the couple in a dinghy far from shore. The couple barely survives and the man an ex-special forces Sargent, is determined to bring the thugs to justice. He secretly joins the pirates. Using his background as a special forces fighter, he works from the inside.
A hidden underground golden city built millions of years ago by an advanced society, hides many secrets. What's left of the population is in special hibernation. It's discovered now, by accident. Evil enforcers for a drug daddy seek the gold. Brad Staples fights ferociously against them. Then the ancient people wake up.