Bestselling author, poet, patriot, and karate expert.
He wrote, produced, directed, and co-starred in a low-budget, martial arts action movie called The Instructor, in the early 1980s.
One of the rules from his famous Code of the West is: A cowboy believes in his God, and he believes in America and will fight and die to protect either.
Has six children and eleven grandchilren.
Four of his novels were nominated for the Western Writers of America's Spur Award, while Clint Eastwood became an honoree for this esteemed award in 1987.