Q:When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
A: I was probably 10 or 12 years old.
Q:How long does it take you to write a book?
A:These kid’s book take a day or so.
Q:What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?:
A:I like to work in the morning. Or if I get bored, then I start day dreaming and it turns into a story.
Q:What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?:
A:Writing on whatever is at hand. Back of an envelope, matchbook covers, post- it notes, paper sacks. I might have a pocket full of notes I have to pull together for a story.
Q:How do books get published?:
A:Slowly. Everything takes 3 or 4 times as long as I want it to.
Q:What do you like to do when you’re not writing?:
A:You wouldn’t believe it. Motorcycles, playing the bagpipes (been in a pipe band 20+ years), travel (historical purposes – visit old courthouses and cemeteries, lots of stories there), sailing (crossed the Gulf of Mexico 5 times from Texas and Alabama to Mexico), adventures.
Q:When did you write your first book and how old were you?:
A:Been writing on and off for 50 years. Never really finished anything until Bob Wire came along in 2014.
Q:Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?:
A:Stories I have heard pieced together with my own experiences and imagination. Kinda of like making a saddle. A little here, a little there.
Q:What does your family think of your writing?:
A:I think they like it. They are all very supportive.
Q:What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?:
A:Writing was easy for me. The bringing it to life and marketing have been a learning process. I really enjoy it though.
Q:How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?:
A:Six, so far. The King of The Double T Ranch probably, for sentimental reasons. Plus it begins to answer some questions readers may have.
Q:Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?:
A:Be patient, but aggressive. Let your story develop, take it down several what-if paths. Keep working at it, try it on, does it fit? Does it work?
Q:Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?:
A:I do. Most people get it and love it. Some don’t. That’s OK, I’m having fun anyway.
Q:Do you like to create books for adults?:
A:I think I would. May try it one of these days. A lot of people, young and old like my stories, even though they are short.
Q:What do you think makes a good story?:
A:My goal is to entertain and interest the reader. Have fun!
Q:As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?:
A:Be a rancher in New Mexico and a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.
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