After retiring from the Marine Corps I taught American history and literature for thirty years. During my teaching years I wrote two American history textbooks, "From Colonies to Free Nation" and "Freedom and Responsibility" as low-cost alternatives to the overpriced texts sold in bookstores. I also wrote speeches for four years and ghost wrote a book for Father Joseph Martin, "Chalk Talks on Alcohol," published in 1982 and still in print.
Following my retirement from teaching I published my first novel, "The Irish Connection," the product of my teaching of Irish history. "The Irish Connection" mixes Irish and American history with a political twist. The follow-on story, "Londonderry Affair," delves deeper into the recent history of Northern Ireland, the period known "The Troubles." I visited Londonderry to research the novel in January 2014.
Since then I have written three additional novels. "Pitcher: The Life and Loves of an Athlete" tells the story of young man who's lucky in baseball and lucky in love. My next novel, "Suma," is the story of a Shoshone woman from Wyoming who sings and plays guitar and becomes a big star in San Francisco. The story was inspired by Emmylou Harris's "Ballad of Sally Rose." My most recent novel, "Rainey Days" tells the story of Suma's father, Eddie Rainey, and many of the friends she left back in Cheyenne.
You can find more about me on my website, www.sageamericanhistory.net, which also contains the content of my history texts..