I've been an avid reader and sometime writer all of my life. I've never been able to resist the draw of a good story and that has been true in my professional life as well.I was raised as the third of three children in the Colorado high country. Early on I discovered the joy of creating hand crafted jewelry which lead to a forty-five year career as a professional jeweler. Every customer, every piece has its own story and I've collected them like pearls in a strand.It's an honor to use them as a jumping off point for this tale and those that will come in the future. If you're looking for me, you'll find me on the shores of a northern lake hammering away on my next tale.