About me........

Now in my middle sixties, I've been writing fictional stories and poetry - primarily for relaxation - since my junior high school days. My English and literature teachers consistently prophesied my becoming an author one day. They were right.

With family and friends egging me on to publish some children's books...I did.

And when my book publisher encouraged me to take a shot at penning some "adventure fiction"...I did that as well.

And when a few highly respected fellow poets insisted I publish some of my out-of-the-norm, traditional type rhyming verse, again... I listened.

Now, with 20 books ready to promote, I'm on the lookout for a publisher that agrees with those who prompted me to do this! Everything I write is fictional. Some is aimed at middle-aged kids, and some at young and older adults. And if you appreciate poems like: "Paul Revere's Ride," "The Highwayman," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," "The Raven," "The Night Before Christmas," (you know which one I mean), and others of this style, I'm willing to bet you'll love my poetry!

My wife, Connie, and I currently (2015) live in Tiffin, Iowa. Connie and I dealt in and collected antique furniture and lighting for more than 30 years. We also collected antique barbershop items and pre-1900 pool & billiard items of all descriptions for more than 30 years. You'll find our colossal book about antique billiard collectibles on this site. My hobbies are writing, cruising around in 50s and 60s classic cars, long sight-seeing trips on beautiful days, and visits with family at a couple of lakes where some of them live. I was also very active in billiards, bowling, volleyball, basketball, and softball for many years. Thanks again for dropping in... and I sincerely hope you'll find something you like as a book reader and/or a poetry buff here on my author's site!