WHO AM I – February 14, 2017

identity-510866__340Today’s Guest Author may still be writing, loving, and living life to the fullest. Or they may not! Your clue today and every day for WHO AM I during your Mystery Thriller Week event will be the same: This author penned either a Mystery or Thriller genre book that was published.  Good luck and try your literary prowess from February 12-22, 2017 for a new prize daily. Enter your email (for prize notification) and multiple choice answer below.


Born: 1942

Gender: Male

Bio Information: This author was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 30, 1924. An intelligent child, he was a fast learner and had learned to read at the age of four before entering school. He had begun writing stories by the age of eight, and was awarded the prestigious Mobile Press Register short story award when he was only ten. He developed the habit of writing for 8 to 9 years daily by the time he was eleven. In 1933, he moved to New York and then to Greenwich, Connecticut with his mother and stepfather. At both places, he attended several schools and a military academy. He completed high school at Franklin School graduating in 1943. This marked the end of this author’s formal education.

Book excerpt: The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call “out there.” Some seventy miles east of the Colorado border, the countryside, with its hard blue skies and desert-clear air, has an atmosphere that is rather more Far West than Middle West. The local accent is barbed with a prairie twang, a ranch-hand nasalness, and the men, many of them, wear narrow frontier trousers, Stetsons, and high-heeled boots with pointed toes. The land is flat, and the views are awesomely extensive; horses, herds of cattle, a white cluster of grain elevators rising as gracefully as Greek temples are visible long before a traveler reaches them.

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