Ken Hodge spent his boyhood years in central Oregon during the thirties and forties. The Great Depression somehow missed this region of snow-capped mountains overlooking small towns recently carved from irrigated sagebrush desert. Carefree days for kids. No television or video games, but something better—friends and freedom and the whole outdoors to find adventure.
Holding a BBA degree from the University of Oregon, Hodge followed a career in public relations and community development. Now retired, he has written a light-hearted YA novel marinated in the history of those times, inspired by his own experiences and his off-the-wall sense of humor.