Ed H Whorton was born in New Mexico but has lived in Texas most of his life. He has recently renewed his interest in history and historical fiction. His mother was an avid reader of books and poetry and encouraged her son to do likewise. His father was in the Army Communications Corp during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. Ed served in the United States Navy during the Viet Nam war both on shore and shipboard. He is married, has two daughters and three grand children. He has one sister who lives in California and no brothers. For the last few years he has been looking at family history and discovered that a Great Great Grandfather was an itinerant preacher know as The Fighting Parson riding the circuit in Texas during the early years of that state. Ed also has written religious commentary and a childrens book which are yet to be published. He currently resides in Houston, Texas with his wife who is a registered nurse and education coordinator for a local hospital.