Jeff R. Spalsbury is an active member of Western Writers of America. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and grew up in the small town of Logan, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University, San Jose State University and the University of Denver. He currently lives in Murrieta, California. Before deciding to become a full-time novelist and short-story writer, he was a research librarian, director of a college library and a college professor. He writes western and science fiction novels, Christmas short stories, and contemporary novels.
For his western novels he has traveled extensively throughout the Southwest, exploring unique locations for his Western novels. Using factual sites, people, and events to enhance his fiction, he manages to capture both the spirit and the mystique of the Old West. His desire is to instill in the reader a respect and a wonder for the courage and the fortitude of the men and women who settled the American West.
I enjoy writing in three genres, and I'm often asked if it is hard to switch back and forth among them. Actually, I find it very refreshing except (like right now) when I had to do the final edit on my second science fiction novel while still working on my contemporary novel and answer questions for an interview about my Christmas story collection. But, normally, by the time I've finished one book, I'm ready to switch genres and work on another.
My big push now is working on my fourth western novel in my Hunt Series. It is entitled "The White-Haired Buffalo Hunter" and bodes to be great fun with some unusual twist and turns. I am also finishing up my second science fiction novel Space Dream Two which is overdue. Sorry about that, but like the first one, it is really two books in one so requires a bit more effort to make it work. I think you will enjoy this continuing story and second book in the trilogy .
I hope when you read my books, you enjoy them as much as I did when I wrote them.