I was born in Vernon, Texas in 1931. After graduating from Lubbock High School in 1948, I attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where I majored in Electrical Engineering and Economics. I also studied British Literature and Business Law at the University of Texas. I’m a Korean War veteran, and I was in the Telecommunications business for 52 years before retiring. I’m married, have six children and ten grandchildren. My favorite diversion is golf. My published works include: three novels, THE HERITAGE OF LUKE, 666, and THE END OF THE ROW; a book of short stories, THE TREASURE OF CHAMA VALLEY; a book of poetry, BEYOND THE HEDGEROWS; other miscellaneous magazine publications.
Complete list of paperback books
Tinker Carlen: An Original Cricket This is a short biography of Tinker Carlen, a guitarist and singer in the world-famous Cricket band. It is a story of the origin of the Crickets and Tinker's involvements from the very beginning when Tinker, Buddy Holley, and other young musicians got together to "make music and entertain.” It is Tinker’s story, not a copy of anything that's been written about the evolution of the Crickets its individual members or of their successes and failures. Some of Tinker’s life experiences are related as he remembers the challenges of pursuing a musical career Also included are many experiences of the band — some funny, some sad — as each member faces the problems of growing up and the unexpected cultural problems from people who didn’t approve of their “rock-a-billy” style of music.
INSPIRATION! A feeling that comes upon us, usually without solicitation, and which can influence our moods and behavior in mysterious ways. They can force a change in habits, or a re-evaluation of values, or the achievement of extraordinary goals. Whether intentionally used or not, inspirations are driving forces in our lives that are always available to us in one form or another.
Exploits of the New Psychological Warfare Unit (Psy-Warriors) in the Korean War: Join the crew of Psy-Warriors in actual flights as they make military history as a Special Operations Wing of the US Air Force