J R Horton

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Gender MALE
Occupation Writer
Location Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Introduction Jon is a native of the Rocky Mountains whose pioneer family came west in the 1840s. He attended the University of Wyoming then joined the military, where he was a Russian linguist. After his discharge he completed his BA degree in California, majoring in Russian Language and Literature and English Literature. He then attended graduate school at Idaho State University, majoring in English but the budding gender politics of the times excluded him from pursuing an academic career, so he went into the oil exploration business. The work took him to some very exotic places, including Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Egypt, Chad, Tanzania, South Africa, and Yemen. He has also lived and worked in Europe and East Africa. He is an accomplished author, having written five novels, of which five have been published.
Interests Writing, Reading, Traveling, Backpacking
Favorite Movies Dr. Strangelove, Das Boot, Die Bruecke, Tunes of Glory, Lawrence of Arabia, Out of Africa
Favorite Music Mahler, Wagner, Willie Nelson, The Doors, Cream...
Favorite Books The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy, The Blind Corral by Ralph Beer