About The Author

About the Author

Dennis T. PayneAutobiography of Dennis Tilden Payne

Born: July 27, 1945
Dennis Payne grew up in New Mexico in the 1950’s and after the Viet Nam war he spent his early years working from the oil fields in west Texas to the mines in southern New Mexico to heavy construction in Washington state and finally playing country music. The majority of his career was spent working in Texas government, some would say the equivalent of a war zone. First working for Texas political legend, Bob Bullock and later working in juvenile corrections. From life’s lessons in a real war zone to a political war zone his stories and characters are given life.

Today Dennis teaches at Texas State University, continues to write and enjoys time with his family.