ABOUT ME

               About Me.

   I grew up in a small town, and had the advantage of being able to enjoy that small town atmosphere. Me and my best friend Jason, (we're still best friends) would roam the neighborhood and later the town. Many of the experiences I had as a child found its way into my writing.
    When I graduated high school I married Kim and had two fine sons, Jon and Ben. 
    I'm now a member of First Baptist Church of Athens, where I serve in several ministries. I love to teach the childrens groups, But I also have a ministry at a local Health Facility where I hold church services for the residents every Sunday. 
    I also volunteer as a Reserve Police Officer at a local Police Department, and was also given the oportunity to serve as the Chaplain for the department.

HOBBIES

   If there were one thing I hated having to do when I was a kid it was to read. But I still remember that first day when my father took me down to a local drug store and bought me my first comic book.
   Every since then I have had a love for comics, and still have a large collection. 
   My other hobby is collecting vintage toys. Specifically the ones I used to have but even the ones I would have liked to have had when I was young.
   I love anything outdoors such as hiking, camping , or boating. Although I dont seem to get the chance to do either of them as much as I would like.
   

INFLUENCES

   After a few years I started reading paperback novels. I loved E.R. Bourough's Tarzan. But I soon found Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian. Pretty much anything in the Fantasy section. I also was especially fond of Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis. Way back in the late 80's I found Terry Brooks' Shannara series, and have been an avid reader of his every since. 
 
   Christian writers; I love everything C.S. Lewis did in his non-fiction writings, especially Mere Christianity. Many of my beliefs have grown and evolved because of his teachings. Many of his thoughts has found its way into my writing.
   I also follow closely Ravi Zacharias and his minisrty team. He makes me think.
   I often use J. Vernon McGee's Thru the Bible as a study guide.