An American journalist and author, he’s known for The Torturer’s Equine, The Blood Endures, as well as other novels. He also proved helpful being a reporter for the Denver Post. He graduated from Stanford College or university in 1952 and eventually researched in Austria on the Fulbright scholarship or grant. Early in his literary profession, he had written a play which was performed by Vienna’s Kaleidoskoptheater troupe. He received the O. Henry Prize for his 1981 brief story, “I’ll Contact You.” He was the San Francisco-born boy of the orthopedic cosmetic surgeon. He wedded Joan Marshall in 1958. He and Harry Behn both researched at Stanford College or university.