STORYTELLER’S 7: EDWARD MASSEY, HEROIC ACTS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

Author, Edward Massey

Edward Massey, who survived most of his life as an entrepreneur, believes individuals are defined by what they do and how they do it.

He applies the same philosophy to the fictional characters he features in his novels. Edward says he decided to write fiction because he “sees heroic acts in the work of ordinary people.”

After publishing two novels, he finished a third, now awaiting publication, […]

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STORYTELLER’S 7: BIG JIM WILLIAMS, FROM MICROPHONE TO KEYBOARD

Big Jim Williams

Big Jim Williams is as comfortable behind a keyboard as he is behind a microphone.

Once known as The Voice of Santa Barbara, he spent twenty years in radio before assuming the role of public information officer for Santa Barbara City College. When he retired, Jim turned to writing full-time.

He authored two audibooks, The Old West and Tall Tales of the Old West, and even narrated the second one himself.

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STORYTELLER’S 7: ROD THOMPSON, A LEGACY OF STORYTELLING

Author, Rod Thompson

Rod Thompson grew up in the farm country of South Dakota where he rode a horse to school and learned to hunt at the age of eight.

The stories he writes bubble up from a lively imagination and memorable childhood experiences in a home filled with music and storytelling.

The source of Rod’s yarn-spinning talent was his father, who used to trade with the Sioux at the Rosebud Indian Reservation in south central […]

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STORYTELLER’S 7: MICHAEL ZIMMER, MERGING FACT INTO FICTION

Author Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer writes action-packed tales of adventure in the Old West, committing himself to stories of historical accuracy.

In addition to referring to his own library of more than two-thousand books about the West, Michael’s research often involves traveling to the locations where his stories take place.

His novels reflect the smallest details of a particular region, which help breathe welcome authenticity into the stories.

He also knows his way around on horseback, […]

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