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Randy L Scott

I was born under the sign of Trouble Ahead, with Eddie Haskell rising, a pile of BS in my 3rd House and Itchy Feet in alignment with a short attention span.

I was one of those kids, curious, defiant and too smart for my britches. Long after I was put to bed and should have been sleeping, I was under the covers with a flashlight reading Boy’s Life magazine, the official rag of the Boy Scouts. I was fascinated with camping, backpacking and woodsmanship. I became a Scout at twelve years old and fell in love with the outdoor experience.
Library was my favorite class in early grade school. Our teacher read to us such classics as: Swiss Family Robinson, Treasure Island, Robinson Carouse, Five on a Treasure Island, and The Mad Scientist Club. Soon I was reading PT-109, Sea Wolf, Call of the Wild, and Last of the Mohicans.  
In my teens and early twenties, I followed authors Carlos Castaneda, Hermann Hesse, Kurt Vonnegut, Saul Bellow, Tom Robbins, Frank Herbert, Ray Bradbury and secretly; Robert E Howard of the Conan the Barbarian series of adventures. It always amazed me how fiction authors create places, characters, whole lives and stories, and I wanted to do that too. I dreamed of writing tales that were engaging, flowing and fulfilling - but didn’t know what the heck to write about until this story popped into my head and said hello.
This series is by no means autobiographical, but many of the scenes are based on adventures and experiences I’ve had building cabins, commercial fishing and avoiding bears. I spent the better part of sixteen years of my adult life in Alaska before bouncing between Hawaii and Arizona and settling in California.  
The genesis for this saga came while hiking across the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. I took a break from the one hundred and ten-degree heat and lay in the shade of a cactus, watching the clouds hang in the sky and daydreaming. I had recently seen the four-part video series from PBS Nature - The Ring of Fire. The stories by the Blair brothers of their quest to find the Punan Dyaks of Kalimantan (Borneo) blew me away. In my head I saw the story of a young man in Alaska getting taken into the Dreamtime of another culture and finding his home. It’s taken many years to chisel away and expose the story, hone the details and polish it into something presentable.
Thank God for editors!

You can find out more about me, my stories, what’s coming up, missing chapters from this series and extra ‘free’ stories on my author website: www.randco.me
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