Steve Havill: Novelist, and Teacher
Back when I attended Desales High School in Geneva, NY, one of my favorite teachers was Steven Havill. I had him for a couple of classes, and a group of friends and I even went out to his house - a log house in the woods - one time. He showed us where he made his own bullets. For high school boys, that was so cool.
He moved out west, and I knew he had written a novel about the west, and a couple of mystery novels in the years since (I read one years ago).
Today I went to the new Gates Library. (If you haven't been there yet, go see it. It's really nice.)
As I wandered about, for some reason I decided to see if they had any of his books. I was pleased to see they had several. I picked up one: Red, Green, or Murder, which was published in 2009. I looked at the inside back cover and still recognized him. Then I read that he'd published 21 novels.
And that's on top of teaching for 25 years. Oh, and earning an AAS degree in gunsmithing!
I checked his Wikipedia entry. This year, he published his 22nd and 23rd novels.
Good for him.
I took out that 21st novel, by the way. It's on my pile of books to read.