A typical day for me involves two seasons of my annual life. The first season is dictated by the school year, during which I work fas a substitute teacher. I live in a mountain town in Colorado and spend my days off repairing and modifying my Jeep, fishing, shed hunting, rock hounding, and exploring mining sites from the old west.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a large metropolis in Texas. Later my parents moved to the Leadville area of Colorado and I started to spent my summer vacations exploring the old mine sites and ghost towns. I began to study the old west and eventually moved up there. I have been an avid sci-fi reader since childhood and decided to mix together my two most favorite things. I have always daydreamed I was in movies or books and these stories are my version. Just for fun I took up a keyboard and thought I would see how my favorite western stories would turn out as a sci-fi story. Using a couple of Louis L'Amour short stories, I adjusted them to my idea of space life. They might be cheesy, but I had lots of time to apply my imagination to them. Instead of horses there are drift cycles (a speeder bike for all intents.) Indians are found as aliens, and towns are space stations or settlements. The are free so enjoy.
Always Taking The Long Way is a short story set in the High Frontier. Like cowboys of the west, the new men of the galactic frontier face many challenges and find many successes. Join Brek Ridgeline as he flees arrest by the Terran Rangers, defies a sinister crime lord, and finds his opportunity to finally settle down somewhere peaceful. (2nd Edition)