A Little About Me

Born in Olympia, WA. I graduated from Capital High School and joined the Army. Graduating from Ranger School as the Leadership Honor Graduate; I Performed Peace keeping duties in Sinai, Egypt. After I Left the military in 1988, I worked as a Plumbers Apprentice, Leather-Smithing Apprenticeship, Prison Guard in a Maximum Security Prison, college student, Range Master at an indoor gun range, paintball field manager, pawnshop owner, industrial safety supervisor, hazardous material emergency responder. Almost ten years later, I returned to the military in 1997. Serving in the Arizona National Guard until 2005 when I returned to Active Duty. I served two combat tours in Iraq as part of Military Training Team and one combat tour in Afghanistan as a Fire Support Platoon Sergeant and Mortar Platoon Sergeant. For fun I like to explore new places, go 4-wheeling, high-powered rifle shooting, hand gunning, camping, and hiking. I also enjoy flying but, that is an expensive hobby. I have two older boys, who are combat veterans as well. I have been writing most of his life.


Writing Update, All that was Lost

Have not updated my writing in quite some time but I have been writing. Losing several works was VERY depressing and it took quite a bit of willpower to dive back in and start rewriting these works. Not saying that some of them didn’t need to be rewritten anyway. World War III – 1945 was…

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6.5 Kurz development continues

Questions about the 6.5 Kurz accuracy have been asked and I was able to get to the range and answer these. I have never had questions about the accuracy of the round as I purposely designed the cartridge to be accurate using 6.5 mm bullet which has always been accurate as well as making the…

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6.5 x 41 Kurz ECAPTC Cartridge Production Starts TODAY!

I am very happy to announce that I have began to make 6.5 x 41mm Kurz Cases and Cartridges as the resizing dies have arrived from Hornady Custom Dies. Ben Syring at Hornady was outstanding in understanding the concept behind the 6.5 x 41mm Kurz ECAPTC, (Extreme Conditions All-Purpose Tactical Cartridge) and making the dies in record…

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TusCon Weekend! Book Done!

“Casualties of War” is DONE! Editing complete, Kindle upload complete and now….the Cover Art, ugh! Anyone that has just glanced at my work on Amazon knows that I have struggled with Cover Art for my books. I either get too impatient (Capitulation) I want to get back to writing or I try to be too…

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Days Away From Editing “Casualties of War”!

Casualties of War the second book in the Pilgrim’s Trail – Series is very close to completion and the beginning of Editing. This week was spent adding descriptions of the planets surfaces, terrain and vegetation. I want the reader to be able to see what I see in my mind when I am describing that the…

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Busy Weekend but still got in some Great Writing!

My second Oldest Son got married last weekend and this did shorten my writing week but as you can see progress in being made. The History of World War III (Academic Study) – progress 16,000+ words Goal 100,000 words World War III (Altered History Fiction) – progress 7000+ words, Goal 100,000 words Casualties of War…

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Rerelease of “Pilgrim’s Trail” on Kindle this Week!

The History of World War III (Academic Study) – progress 16,000+ words Goal 100,000 words World War III (Altered History Fiction) – progress 7000+ words, Goal 100,000 words Casualties of War – Pilgrim’ Trail Book Two – 62,000+ words, Goal 100,000 words Officially a Novel! The Devil’s Ride – Pilgrim’s Trail Book Three – 8,000+…

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End of Research and off to Writing

I arrived in London last night and I am honestly tired of traveling. I am looking forward to being home and not going anywhere for a while. I have been writing furiously on the road but on notecards and in notebooks as you can see by the word counts below that have barely moved. Although…

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