I'm a father of three, grandfather of seven extraordinary kids. I'm a dog trainer who began writing in the '80s. My first self-published book was a dog-training manual typed out on a Royal manual typewriter. That was 1984. I didn't write anything other than a letter until 2002, when I revised and republished Shaping the Wolf Within Your Dog. It was around then that I stumbled into this sanctuary for creative writers exercising their passion and/or addiction. And it's been an enjoyable and learning experience.