I am a full-time rancher, part-time snowplow driver, occasional musician and writer of science fiction, fantasy and adventure stories. Much of my work has been for children and young adults, with stories published in magazines such as Boys' Life, Cricket and Cicada. Publication outside of children\'s literature include stories in Onspec and Black Gate, as well as numerous appearances on-line. I am a two-term Treasurer of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and a moderator at Forward Motion. I live in southwest Montana with my wife and two kids. I would be very happy to speak about the writing of speculative fiction and the genre in general to school or other groups in the Montana/Idaho region. I charge no fee, but wouldn't turn down help with the fuel cost if the distance is more than a hundred miles.