an away at age 14 to join a carnival
Did not enjoy school
Was given a library card at age 14 andbegan reading novels in the basement ofhis home
Writes adventure novels
He was a magazine proofreader inCalifornia. He wrote his own material at hishome at night
Competed in the race, the Iditarod, in 1983and in 1985
Forced to give up racing as a result of anangina attack.