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Who I Am
I have a passion for the frontier west – from about 1800 to 1880. Most of my trips are to historic sites in America – many of them unknown to most. Walking where history happened feels a lot like experiencing the events myself. I do a bunch of short trips and at least one long history trip a year – sometimes two if possible.
If you’re really interested, here’s my back story.
(The photo is of me back in my skinny days – the “surgeon” at Bent’s Old Fort, Colorado, is suggesting he cut off my finger to cure my headache!)
On my trips I’ve seen strange things. Like ghosts.
On one trip I traveled to the back-of-beyond (think dirt ruts, stream beds, off the grid) to see a rock where two troopers in Custer’s 7th Cavalry carved their names and the date, on their way to the Little Big Horn. When I drove across the cattle grate to enter the site, I got the shivers – there was something that felt so strange I wondered if I had crossed some invisible barrier to another time. Only one other trip gave me the same shivers – walking down the trail to the Washita. If you know Custer lore, you’ll know this one too.
Several of my books have hit #1 in their Amazon category.
One of my magazine articles was chosen for a Best Of book published by The Writer magazine.
I belong to Western Writers of America (I wish I was as famously successful as fellow member Craig Johnson of Longmire) and the Association of Ghostwriters.
What I Do
I written 30 books and hundreds of magazine and web articles.
Beyond that . . . .
I love research
I’m passionate about the history of the American west and . . .
I’m a cat person
I wear purple a lot (does that mean I’m old?)
I’m an Emily Dickinson fan
I adore creative non-fiction
Always loved Dylan (Bob and Thomas)
I listen to period music when writing
I’m currently into lime green things
I’m a minimalist
I try to take at least one class every few months
I grow ideas
I write poetry
I try to write short stories
I’m a terrible editor
I write. I write. I write.