I really published my first book in the 3rd Grade, titled, "Jchad Fininskee Takes Care of Everything," about a kilt-wearing dog who had to find and kill a rat in his friend's house. The cover was fabricated from an old shoe box. Illustrations were provided by the author.
Since then, I have supported my writing habit with ranching, schoolteaching, antique trafficking, catering, Chili's table-serving, and political hackery. The latter experience includes time in the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and many other types of campaign activiites. Along the way, I was featured in two documentaries for The History Channel: "Secret Missions of the Civil War" and "The Plot to Kill Jesse James."
I have three children and live in my native Northeast Texas.