I set my novels in and around Boaz, Alabama. It is an actual place in North Alabama. I grew up there and graduated from Boaz High School in 1972. Over the years, I practiced both accounting and law in this ‘City of Possibilities,’ and still live eight miles from the old and decaying downtown. Boaz, for all intents and purposes, is the typical Southern town with a Bible-believing church on every corner, and a mayor and council constantly walking the proverbial tightrope to woo new business and placate locals with the right hand, while attempting to avoid bankruptcy with the left. Although the City has a clique or two (old money I think it’s called), has a demographic that is mostly blue collar, and is divided east from west by a railroad track, ninety-nine out of a hundred locals have one thing in common: they worship the same God the Biblical Boaz, Ruth, and Naomi loved and worshipped. This means the omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omni-benevolent creator of the universe answers their prayers and works everything out for their good.
In my stories, I create characters, some good, some bad, some a mix of both. One thing’s for sure, what these guys and gals do, reflect human nature, what the natural world around us reveals. My characters do many things, but three things are dominant, they expose myths, explore mysteries, and commit or investigate murders.
Like all novels, mine are solely a product of my imagination and creativity. I do not base them on actual characters or actual events. But, as the famous Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”
I hope you enjoy my stories.