Raised mink, drove truck, drilled for oil, logged in Oregon, Montana and Idaho, a political operative, school teacher and real estate broker/investor. Behind it all I was and am a writer. Published many stories, articles, features and was deeply influenced by Erskine Caldwell, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, James Clavel, James Michener, Robert Penn Warren, Jack London and Rudyard Kipling. My first novel, FOR WHAT HE COULD BECOME, a tale coming from the great North Country has been likened to a Jack London or Robert Service novel. more...