Researching a novel is fun when you get to travel, which my wife Sue and I do a lot. But it's not all work and no play. Here we are on the beach in Cancun, Mexico, May 2019. You can read more about our travels on her blog:
I’m a firm believer that every writer needs a dog, preferably a Yorkie. Here’s ours, Sophie.

Sue at Bodos Major Horse Farm in Hungary, where the climactic action of The Red Wolf is based.
Meeting readers is always a fun time. At Fall Fest in Hayward, Wis., with fellow author Donna White Glaser, Sept. 2017.

No matter where we go, there's no place like home.
My father and I at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, November 2010, one of the many highlights of our eastern Mediterranean cruise that took us to seven countries.
9-27-14 was a most excellent day, when daughter Kim got married! Here's our son Jim, the bride, our new son-in-law Mike Marolda, and the proud parents of the bride.

Sue and I on horseback in Tibet, during our visit to China in May 2016.

Getting ready to meet my readers at the Quest for Vengeance book launch party at The Knapp Stout in Rice Lake, March 31, 2018.