I have been a writer of some sort all my life - short stories, poems and novels. My first published novel, Knight on the Texas Plains, releases in October 2002 and I've already contracted for a second one to appear sometime in 2003. I grew up in New Mexico and was lucky enough to discover wealth doesn't have anything to do with money. I've been a writer-in-training since the time I entered the world. Like most of us writers I've had my share of struggles and hardship, but I've come to realize that only through that can we know the true depth of our convictions.