I am an Arizona native, and grew up cutting my teeth on western reruns on TV - Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Rifleman, and others. My grandparents lived in Bisbee, AZ, down in the southeastern corner of the state, and so I spent my childhood with routine trips through the legendary town of Tombstone.
I have been writing for years, and teaching college-level students for almost twenty. I love helping students learn to write, learn to effectively communicate the ideas and concepts that are important to them, just as I rely on my own writing to speak for me.
My writing covers a wide range of genre and subject matter. Though I dabble in poetry and write occasional short fiction, I think of myself primarily as a novelist. My first novel, Ballad of the Laurie Swain, is a traditional western, but I do not restrict myself to any particular genre or historical period. Still, while I am definitely a product of my own century, the spirit of the frontier West lives in my heart.