I’m a 69 year old American male, born in Oklahoma City June 21, 1944 and raised in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Wild as a peach elm boar when I was younger. Last 42 years I have resided in Columbus, Indiana.
I’ve worked in the oilfields of Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. First as a floor hand, motor man then as a derrick man. My youth was spent driving trucks hauling grain from Liberal, Kansas to Houston, Texas. I delivered a load of bailing twine from Houston, Texas to Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Took a load of watermelons from Cotulla, Texas to Denver, Colorado for Safeway Grocery Inc., where they were placed on the railroad to deliver back to Cotulla! Delivered a load of mattresses from Chickasha, Oklahoma to Rolla, Missouri. Then I transported produce to New Mexico, Colorado and Missouri. One time was a migrant worker; picking tomatoes, potatoes and PRUNES in Oregon. Then I hoed, picked and chopped cotton in Oklahoma and Mississippi., pitched hay bales, worked the harvest and drove wheat combines in Oklahoma. Shoed horses & mules in Colorado. I also worked at The Arapaho Hunt Club in Littleton, Colorado. Have been an apprentice embalmer and an ambulance driver too! I’ve been an apprentice embalmer, assistant grocery manager, sold insurance for Mutual of Omaha and Allstate Insurance Company. So, I sincerely believe that I’ve been there and done that!
I authored & published two western novels; CLEARWATER(76,694 words-276 pages) and MERCER’S MANOR(95,799 words-333 pages). There is no profanity in either. They are published by SYNERGEBOOKS in paperback and electronically on the Internet. Both novels are listed by Wal-Mart Online, Amazon, Borders, Books-A-Million, Bookswelove, and Barnes & Noble on the Internet. A hint: When I wrote MERCER’S MANOR, I had in my mind’s eye, Tom Selleck as Dan Mercer, Sam Elliott as his side-kick, and Reba McEntire as the love interest The same with CLEARWATER; Clint Eastwood as the aging sheriff and Jack Nicholsonas the “serial killer”! This way keeps me from having to take notes! I am also a member of Books we Love, Eighteenhundreds, Bartholomew County Writers Group, and Authors Den.
My wife commented that I was not content. I beg to differ with her. There are the three “C’s”: covetness, contentment and complacency. I do not COVET other people’s things, I believe in working for what I possess. I am CONTENT with what I do have, but I hope that I will never become so COMPLACENT as not to want to have more.
While shoeing horses and mules on a dude ranch in Mancos, Colorado I met my wife, Laurel Ann Mastenbrook. and after 30 minutes asked her to marry me. I will be the first to admit I was a tad slow, but I did have to know her name first! I am a strong believer in setting my priorities. August 1st, 2014 we will celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. Oh Joy!!! What Rapture!!!(I like those words!!!)
March 15, 2004, I won the 1st Game to Fame contest. The 1st online reality contest, Game of Fame. The prize was an all-expense trip to Hollywood where I met with various writers of the “Law & Order” series on TV, independent movie producers and screenplay people. All to promote my two western novels! Then on February 15th, 2005 I was invited back to help celebrate the next two winners; Cassi Rissa (Game 2) & Christine Phillips (Game 3) at the ultra chic House of Blues in Hollywood! I met the actors of the Survivor Australia, Katy Doyle and others. Had a wonderful time!
I recently found out that both my novels, CLEARWATER & MERCER’S MANOR, are now in eBook form available on Kindle, Android, IPhone, etc., etc. READ & ENJOY!!!
Received an Honorable Discharge from Uncle Sam’s Mean Children on January 9, 1964.
I have a new web site: bobbyrwoodall.com Please read and enjoy!!!