I am U.S. Air Force Veteran and a graduate from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. I am originally from Clarksville, Maryland but currently reside in Newark, Delaware. I have recently published the first of my new trilogy series entitled Edge Of The World. The name of the first book is entitled The Chosen Path. It is set in 1820 about a young 14 year old boy named Azariah Hancock who is forced to flee his Maryland home after avenging the brutal rape of his twin sister. His journey takes him to St. Louis, where he meets Liam O’Reilly. An Irish Mountain Man who was a student of legendary mountain man John Colter. An adopted member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe, Liam takes Azariah under his wing and teaches him the ways of a trapper and respect for the American Indian tribes that live out west, both friendly and hostile. As they head west to the Beartooth Mountains they come across a friendly hunting party of Oglala Lakota warriors. High Cloud a Medicine Man among that tells Azariah that he has seen him before in a vision and that the Great Spirit has Chosen a Path for him. If decides to take this path, he will not walk it alone. While respectful to the Elder Holy man, the young green horn is skeptical until he and Liam come to the aid of an Arapahoe village that’s being under attack by their hated enemies the Crow. There Azariah meets Sweet Grass a beautiful Arapaho maiden and daughter of one of the sub Chiefs Two Hawks. A relationship blossoms between the two, but as he learns his lessons of becoming a trapper and Mountain Man, Azariah is haunted by his sister’ rape and before all is said and done his actions and choices will determine The Chosen Path that The Great Spirit has made for him.
As you can see this story is set in the Fur Trade. I have always been fascinated with the history of the Fur Trade and those who lived it. I am also very ProAmerican Indian and a staunch supporter of American Indian rights and sovereignty. You can can find Edge Of The World: The Chosen Path on Amazon. It is published by Outlaws Publishing and I am currently working on the second book of the trilogy right now. I hope to have it finished by next fall. I hope y’all enjoy reading this one as I enjoyed writing it. It has good reviews on Amazon and Goodread.