I live in Richmond, Kentucky with my wife, Bonnie. After graduating from Marshall University in the fall of 1970, my chosen career path didn’t work out. Although I taught school and coached football for one year in Boyd County, Kentucky, that door closed, and another one opened, the newspaper business.
After forty years at five different newspapers in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, I retired in June 2013. For the last nine years of my newspaper career, I was the publisher of the Richmond Register in Richmond, Kentucky. It was there that my love for writing was born and cultivated. After penning hundreds of commentary for the newspaper, in January 2014, I started writing a series titled, The Detective Carla McBride Chronicles. After a long five years, the first three books were completed. In January 2019, I received a traditional publishing contract from Pen It! Publications, LLC. As of November 2020, the first three books in the series were published. The fourth Detective Carla McBride Novel was published in February 2022. A fifth is currently being written and is expected to be published in the spring of 2022.