Outside of writing books, I enjoy gardening, working on the lawn, playing alto and tenor saxophone, EWI and American Indian flutes, dabbling in macro photography, restoring/repairing old photos, working on old motorcycles, reading, working on Alicia's and my home, cooking and canning. PHEW!
When it's not snowing and the salt is off the roads, Alicia and I enjoy riding motorcycle up in the Great Northern parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.
When able, we travel to as many destinations as time allows covering other parts of Wisconsin, as well as other states.
I began writing on a Brother typewriter back when I was in second grade. I still remember that manual keyboard and the real neat blue color of it's case.
My very first story was about Tommy Turtle and Sammy Snake. It didn't get past the walls of the apartment I grew up in.
Back then I attempted a school newspaper for my class. (It didn't go over too well. :) )
I had an outdoor column in the high school paper, that did a little bit better.
As I got older, writing took a back page to other things in life, but then I got into riding motorcycles. That's when an offer came about to write for a multi-state motorcycle magazine.
I did that for two years then left that to pursue writing short stories and full length books.
I've been told that my style is reminiscent of Samuel Clemens -aka Mark Twain-, Edgar Allan Poe, Will Rogers and the poet John Keats.