Writer. Rider. Wordsmith.
I write stories, ride horses (not too well), and edit other people's work. I tend to write about people on the outside looking in, whether it's an ex-con trying to go straight, or a wildlife trapper who spends more time in the woods than in the house.
For The Tiger Whisperer, I researched big cats and was astonished to find out there are more tigers in captivity than in the wild. The USDA estimates there are over 5,000 tigers in the United States.
My favorite fiction authors are Thomas Harris, Jane Smiley, Alison Lurie, Carl Hiaasen, Stephen King, and Charlaine Harris.
But I write nothing like any of them.