Most good stories follow the Three Act Structure. So do some of the boring ones,
so here goes. I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada to Rickard and Anita DeMille, who also
provided five younger siblings for my amusement. After graduating from Las Vegas
High School I attended BYU. After my freshman year I spent two years in Venezuela
and Colombia doing missionary work, then returned to BYU where I graduated with a
BA. Since then, I’ve focused my efforts on BS.
way - Rick, Dave and Rob. Ten years later, I moved to Dallas, re-married the wonderful
Tracy Ellis, and picked up two stepsons, Mark and Matt. I also began working with
a group of exceptional Welshmen. It’s been over twenty years, Tracy and the Welshmen
are still in my life. In those years I’ve also earned a Masters of Ministry and a
Masters of Divinity from the Golden State School of Theology. Preparing a masters
thesis rekindled my passion for writing, which leads us to ...
A few years ago, I began to write seriously. Since then, I’ve had short stories
and articles published, in print and online, and done well in various competitions.
I’ve also placed well in screenplay competitions. Recently I finished my first novel,
set in Wales, which was a finalist in the 2010 Debut Dagger contest sponsored by
the Crime Writers’ Association in London, and the 2010 SouthWest Writers contest.
I also finished 18th in the 2010 Writer’s Digest Screenplay competition. In 2011,
I signed a contract with Transit Publishing, and HELLFIRE will be published in September
of 2011. I have already begun work on a sequel to HELLFIRE, currently titled COYOTE
MIDNIGHT which is set in Texas.
After college I was commissioned an Officer of Marines. I became a Combat Engineer,
and ran my battalion’s computerized maintenance system. Soon after leaving the Corps,
I moved to Houston, TX, where I resumed working with computers. I’d also picked up
three kids along the