in Eastern Oklahoma, the area previously known as the "Indian
Territory", and only a days ride by horseback from Fort Smith,
Arkansas where Judge Isaac C. Parker, known as the "Hanging Judge,"
had his Court.
a youngster I rode the same trails once ridden by outlaws such as
the "Younger Brothers", the "Dalton Gang" and
the infamous woman outlaw, "Belle Starr". It was not surprising
that I would grow up loving stories of the Old West.
natural love for reading soon gave birth to writing. Hundreds of poems,
songs, and short stories filled boxes and shelves during my working
careers. Finally, in 1999, I took down one of the stories that had
been gathering dust on the shelves of my mind for years and put it
in book form.
was followed quickly by SHILOH, JEDIDIAH
BOONE and my current project, SHOOTER.
long does it take to write a book?" is my most often asked question.
To which I usually reply, "It took me over sixty years to write
my first one."
people buy books that don't contain the sex and language so common
in most of today's Historical Western novels?" . . .we shall
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