About Me

MY TIMELINE

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Growing up in rural Canada, I skated on frozen ponds, received my basic education in a one-room schoolhouse, and rode horses. The relative isolation was free from any form of social media – or even ANY media at times, so I would write.

Short stories, poems, rambling thoughts put together in disconnected ways – all reflected my life in the country.

Going into Law Enforcement at the age of 19, opened my world to a broader view and, while it was a career full of exciting, dangerous, life-altering experiences, sometimes it was also boring. So, I would write. This time, works of fiction, maybe some training manuals and even a couple very-limited production books.

After thirty years as a police officer – I retired and returned to my roots. Now on a horse ranch in the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains, I have pursued my love of writing. 

For the reader, you may find scenes of doing chores, working cattle, fixing fences – all woven through the central story-line, and the characters involved are not Hollywood, but real-life, down to earth people.  

MY EXPERIENCE

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Being a cop for so many years, I witnessed life from an angle very different than that of mainstream society. I witnessed the very best – and the very worst – of human behavior. But I made the choice to focus on the goodness and greatness of human undertakings and I have never been disappointed. I have seen lives changed, hearts renewed, relationships restored, and love rekindled during some of the most dramatic and tragic circumstances. I believe in the human spirit.

And now living on the ranch with my wife Dee, accompanied by thirty horses, dogs, cats, birds, moose, deer, bears and even the occasional cougar – I’m living the dream. And with five historical buildings on-site (four of them log structures) the fodder for my tales are limitless. I share them with you.

MY FAITH

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I am a Christian. This is both my Faith and my Anchor. I see the wonder of God in every tree, stream, animal, bird and fish. Growing up as a “kid from the country”, I developed a deep love of animals, which I treasure even now. My Faith reminds me that God is in control of everything – even when things don’t work out the way I wanted – He has a plan and I must trust. I have an incredible wife, superb children and grandchildren and great friends who share their lives and stories with me.   

MY CLUTTER

My task is listening. To God, to Nature, to the animals I work with, and to you. They all speak stories into my mind that ask – sometimes demand – to be put to paper. But which voice do I listen to for my next book? Stay with me as I continue my journey as an author.