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I  now can call myself a writer, an author, a novelist. An overnight success! Just a decade invested in learning the craft of writing. 
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After many different jobs, and with retirement staring me in the face, I made the move to do what I always wanted to do: write stories. After ten years of practicing with pen and pad, Scrivener, Word, and other tools, I began learning what it takes to publish a book. Those ten years gave me the confidence to publish my first novel. Now, two years later, comes my second. Both are crime novels with deep psychological intrigue, complex characters, thought-provoking plots, and unexpected twists on moral dilemmas meant to keep readers on the edge of their seats. But dark isn't always on the agenda. I may write a twisty love-lost sentimental fiction piece or a convoluted coming-of-age drama. I have a high-action post-apocalyptic sci-fi in development right now. Perhaps a futuristic dystopian piece will come flying at you sometime.

I was born in Texas and grew up in a military family. From The Lone Star State to the Philippines, London to Biloxi, you might say I was a rolling stone before spending three years in the Army. On release from the Army, I graduated from the University of New Mexico, studying Psychology, Art, and Business. I played on the UNM golf team, which influenced me to pursue professional golf. It was a short career as a golf pro. Next came several career attempts after golf: real estate, trucking, and operational management, to name just a few. I even became a bureaucrat reporting to the Governor of New Mexico. But Government wasn't for me. I left that to build a twelve-year marketing business in the Midwest. However, the allure of the Southwest called me back.

Colorado is where I landed and became an executive recruiter (Headhunter). I wrote hundreds of resumés. I guess writing about people's lives, their dreams, and fantasies struck a nerve. As a result, the writing bug bit me. I started dabbling with simple vignettes and short stories. I knew I wanted to be a fiction writer. I knew I wanted to write a book. The idea flourished; my resumé clients became inspirations for character ideas. Ten years later, BLOODLINE RUN became a reality. And now, comes my second novel.

NATALIE'S WAY

 

So..... you die-hard readers, I offer you my writing: suspenseful characters and twisty plots. I hope they entertain you but also leave you contemplating the depths of human nature and the consequences of our choices. My stories are created to be unforgettable reading experiences that will stay with you long after the final page is turned and the lights go out. Colorado has been my home for twenty years now. When not writing, I love pickleball, skiing, golf and fishing. And, oh, a good glass of red at the end of the day.​I hope you enjoy what you find here. Thanks for dropping in.

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