books.google.com - A summer vacation turned into a terrifying passage as three young men found themselves trapped in the snow covered Sierra Mountains where they fought for their survival on an impossible journey. They were not alone!...https://books.google.com/books/about/A_Mystery_at_Donner_Lake.html?id=x-P-b04w5tgC&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareA Mystery at Donner Lake
Born in Eastern Kentucky on the western slopes of the Appalachian Mountains, he was the son of a Moonshiner. With his Dad in prison most of his young life it was all left for his Mom to raise him and his siblings. She brought them up with strength and integrity which lives in them still.
Being one of seven children who grew up in a house in the far reaches of a hollow, education was something hardly ever thought about. However, he loved to listen to old timers tell stories of their lives and the things that had happened in the mountains in the past.
Looking back years later and remembering those stories he became inspired to write about the mountains he loved and how the people once lived there.