About the Author
Growing up on a farm, I learned religious values that have guided my life. After graduating from Michigan State University (BA/Economics), I joined the Ford Motor Company. There ensued 30 years of corporate work. My wife Dorothy and our children, Luanne and Dennis, lived around the world for fourteen of those years while I was assigned to Ford operations in Venezuela, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil. I retired from Ford in 1988 and almost immediately began my own charter business, True Blue Sport Fishing, guiding fishing expeditions throughout the US, and Central and South America. Dorothy and I are the grandparents of six and now live again in our native Michigan.
Through my books, my goal has been to turn faith into reality. I trust you will enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them. “I want you, the reader, to experience what my wife Dorothy and I affectionately call ‘Our Open Door Policy.’ God directed our lives through doors he opened for us and turned our faith into our reality. Our story can be your story – if you let yourself be led through the open doors.”
An Idea is Born
With the encouragement of my daughter, Luanne, I embarked on a writing career in 2016. Relying on hundreds of photos, pilot flight logs and customer contact lists, I made a tentative start. My first book, Running the Good Race, was self-published December 7, 2017 and recounts my life until retirement from Ford in 1988. My second book, Through the Eyes of a Fisherman, was released July 27, 2018, and covers my twenty-eight-year career as a charter captain.