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I retired from the US Postal Service in 2010, after thirty-six years. Not long after, I became the proofreader and jack of all trades for author Connie Suttle, a long-time, very close friend.

With Connie as my inspiration, I decided to write a book of my own, Malefactor. The manuscript languished in a dusty computer folder for almost twenty years before I finally found my author's voice. I felt I had a good story idea, but I basically had to start over, because the old manuscript was woefully out of date.

Since publishing Malefactor on August 23, 2016, I've been working on the sequel, Transgressor. I'm happy to say Transgressor was published on December 23, 2017.

What's next? Ren Gifford Mysteries, Book Three, tentatively titled Underhanded. It's in progress now and I hope to publish by the end of this year.

I live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, with my two kids, Dingo and Ringo, miniature long-coat Chihuahuas.

Thank you for visiting my website.

I must acknowledge the wonderful people in my life who are a part of this process. To my sisters, Dianne Jantzen and Denise Wright, and my nephew, Justin Wright, you've been an inspiration. To my friends Mark Stout, Jeff Zielny, Larry Omans, Greg Rowland, Debra Salazar, Norm and Carmel Jackson, Jerry Owens, Nick Owens, Eric Winkle, Price Brown, Dorothy Butler, Robbie Rickey, Paul Eller, Nancy Anspaugh and Silvio Kimmel, thank you. I truly appreciate your contribution to the process.

Many thanks to my entire family in America and Australia, including the ones no longer with us. All were, and are, major contributors to my growth, happiness and success.

I would also like to acknowledge two close friends from my distant past, Richard B. and Tom P. They both passed years ago, but they are very much alive in my memory. Both were instrumental in their own way in influencing the creation of these books.

A special thanks to Connie Suttle, who has encouraged me from the beginning to accomplish my dream of publishing. I truly appreciate your support, friendship, talent and generosity over the past forty-plus years.

For some really great books, check out Connie's complete catalog at subtledemon.com.

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