This writer’s life

“Let me tell you a story,” my grandmother used to say, and she would relate tales of her life growing up on a farm in southeastern Wisconsin, without electricity or running water, riding to church in a horse-drawn wagon. I was five years old when my parents taught me to read, using an old Dick and Jane book, and an ever-expanding universe appeared before me. I’ve never stopped exploring that universe, and now I get to contribute to it.

As time goes on, I hope to tell you stories of heroic men and women, striving against great odds, pushing themselves beyond their limits. I have read fiction across all genres: crime novels by John Sandford, romances by LaVyrle Spencer, scifi by Arthur C. Clarke, historical fiction by Stephen Pressfield, classics by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adventure novels by Clive Cussler. My favorites have been from the thriller genre: military/espionage fiction by Tom Clancy, David Poyer, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, and many more. Poyer says that the genre should more accurately be called “action/adventure,” and I tend to agree. But “thriller” certainly applies because, when well-written, the work thrills us with exploits by people who appear to be almost superhuman in their ability to meet and overcome great challenges. Sometimes they really are superheroes; I’ve been a big fan of Superman and Batman since childhood. Mostly, though, the protagonists in these novels are men and women who have pushed themselves to achieve more, in some cases far more, than the average Joe or Jane. Sometimes they set out to live their lives this way, but many of them found themselves placed in precarious circumstances, forcing them to dig deep within themselves to find sources of strength and resourcefulness they might never have suspected they possessed. These are the stories I want to tell.

Several years ago, my first venture into the world of the novelist resulted in Revived. Published in 2000, you can still find a copy at Amazon by following this link: There’s much more on the way. Due to be e-published soon is The White Vixen, an espionage novel set during the early 1980s that introduces Jo Ann Geary, a captain in Air Force Special Operations.

Your comments and questions will always be welcome, and I’ll make every effort to respond. Email me at, and I hope you also visit my page on Facebook. Talk to you soon, and happy reading!


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