I'm a former community banker (thirty-eight year career) and lifetime resident of Florence, Alabama. I hold a BS in economics and history from the University of North Alabama (1979), a MBA from the same institution (1989), and graduated from the United States Air Force's Officer Training School in 1982. I retired from banking in 2014 to pursue my dream of becoming a successful author.
After my short story, White Flour, was published in the Savannah Anthology 2015, I was inspired to self-publish my work of creative non-fiction, Jim & Nancy: Two Paths Merged by War. My next books, Slingshot 8 and Slingshot 8: The Old World, are works of fiction. Combined, I have sold just over a thousand copies of these three books.
I hope to publish Slingshot 8: Colony by January 2019. My goal is to complete at least four novels in the Spared Territory Series. Two pages of handwritten notes and a working title are my carrot for book four, Slingshot 8: ST Nation.
My impassioned writing springs from a unique imagination and the haunts of my beloved South. My intriguing characters weather violence to find romance in troubled settings, both historical and fictional.