Mike is a third generation rancher living in Lincoln County, Nevada. He has been writing cowboy verse, short stories and novels about the west for the last twenty-five years. His last two novels both won the Will Rogers Medallion Award presented by the Academy of Western Artists for best western novel, juvenile and young adult division. Mike's latest novel, The Cowboy and the Kid  will hit the book stores in the Spring of 2017
Mike and his wife Jean have been married for 57 years and reside on their ranch near Alamo, Nevada.