In the words of Lord Byron, "If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad." So, I write action packed, future-fiction that's fun and refreshing to read.
I grew up under the starry skies of Montana's wide open spaces and ever changing vistas. Born with a vivid imagination, I was influenced by the natural world surrounding me, the old-time Western movies that I watched as a kid, space exploration and the science fiction books authored by the masters of the genre that I read as a teenager, the Star Trek TV shows that I have watched all my life, and the action and excitement of the Star Wars movies. Now that I've raised my family, a son and a daughter, I have time to express my imaginings by writing future-fiction that is fun and refreshing to read. I live in the mountains of western North Carolina with my wife Ellen, where I contemplate the night skies with my telescope and my next story with the help of my rescued cats (aka writing buddies).
Imagine an Earth restored to perfection under the care of ten women Guardians, who answer only to a governing computer. Imagine a peaceful, colonized Solar System. This is what the New Victorian Empire has accomplished in the 475 years of its existence. Now mankind faces extinction because of a genetic mutation caused by the catastrophic collapse of Earth's environment in 2065 A.D., the year the Empire began. The Keyhole anomaly, a wormhole in space, offers a solution; time-travel to transport genetically sound humans from the past. Renegade nuclear engineer Louis Franelli has developed the technology of that time-travel, which his employer, criminal and rebel Galen Bestmarke, is using to go back to 1975 A.D. to collect hunting trophies and establish a slave-trade through time. The Empire is desperate to recover Franelli and his technology so that they can use it to save mankind. The Planetary Control Corps (PCC) under the direction of the Guardians, Star-Commander Abigail VanDevere, and the dynamic young team of Lieutenant Janet Rogerton and Pilot Kolanna face the daunting task of stopping Bestmarke and capturing Franelli. Can the determined officers of the PCC succeed? Can they do so in time?
Trophy is the first book of the Trophy Saga, a future look at a pivotal time in mankinds history. It tells the story of the continuing struggle to prevent the extinction of the human race.