I am a descendant of Revolutionary War, War of 1812, War for Texas Independence and Confederate soldiers, a Texas Ranger, and my father served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. I embarked on a long and distinguished career in the credit industry and retired with the Louisiana Department of Justice, where I served as a supervisory criminal investigator with the Attorney General’s office. A native of Beaumont, Texas, I graduated from Lamar State College of Technology (1964) and Lamar University (1987). I also attended Louisiana State University (1995), where I received a law enforcement certification.
Co-author of two books, a historical/non-fiction titled Black Gold to Bluegrass: From the Oil Fields of Texas to Spindletop Farm of Kentucky (Austin: Eakin Press, 2005) and KING COTTON: Coach Cotton Robinson and the Buna Boys' Basketball Legacy, 1948-1963 (Waco: Eakin Press, 2012) and author of CHINQUA WHERE? The Spirit of Rural America, 1947-1955 (North Myrtle Beach: Willow Creek, 2003), I have also contributed articles to The Texas Gulf Historical and Biographical Record, published in Beaumont, Texas; to Texas-based web sites, such as TexasEscapes.com; and to the national magazines of Country and Country Extra, both published by the Reiman Group in Greendale, Wisconsin. I am the father of three children, grandfather of three, and live with my wife Dottie in Burleson, Texas.
Please check out my non-fiction titled A PLEA FOR JUSTICE: The Timothy Cole Story at http://www.amazon.com/Plea-Justice-Timothy-Cole-Story/dp/1935632043/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_3