"I started with anything that looked like a book...notebooks, outdated diaries, composition books. I printed my 'books' neatly, drew illustrations, made little just dust jackets. I wrote The Ring of Allaire after a horrible late 1970's winter. Del Rey Books published it in 1981, and several other high fantasies. When the books went out of print, I got my rights back, and brought the books full circle when I painted my own covers for the Createspace editions."