Me. I’m a retired journalist turned mystery writer. Until early in 2015, I wrote “sweeping historical epics” and thus I am the author of five historical novels, including the highly acclaimed Chickamauga… yeah, yeah it is. It’s a novel of the American Civil War. In July of 2015 I decided the research was more than I wanted, so I decided to try my hand at writing mystery novels, and so we have Harry Starke, a hard-boiled detective, “the original tough guy, wealthy with finely tuned senses and good instincts, as well as a rougher Mike Hammer type of attitude.” Really? Yeah, that’s what they say… the readers. Harry Starke, the first in the series, was released in mid-September 2015. The second book, Two for the Money, was released October 19 the same year. These were quickly followed by Hill House, Checkmate, GONE, Family Matters, Retribution, Calypso and Without Remorse. Calaway Jones was released in March 2017, and the 11th book in the Harry Starke series, DEAD, is is expected at the end of June.
I am also Kentucky Colonel, an honor bestowed upon me in 2008 by the then Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Steven L. Beshear. I’m quite proud of that. It’s highest honor the Commonwealth can bestow. How come I got the honor? I could tell you, but…. To continue, I am the author of more than 40 books and more than 4,500 magazine, newspaper, and web articles. For seven long and dreadful years, I ran the Golf Travel channel for the New York Times company, and I continued to do so, even after the NYT sold the company in 2013, for 3 more years – 10 in all. My work has appeared in many national and international publications, including Delta’s Sky Magazine, PHOTOgraphic magazine, The Mail on Sunday, The Walking Magazine, Petersen’s Hunting Magazine, The Boston Herald, The Detroit Free-Press, The Anchorage Times and many more. Now I just write pulp fiction. It’s fun and it keeps the little gray cells sharp. Somebody else said that, right? Hercules, I think it was… well, maybe not.
The photo is of me and my better half, Jo, and our two dogs, Phoebe and Zoe. Phoebe has sadly passed and Zoe has been fighting bladder cancer for two years, bless her; she’s a tough little soldier.
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