A historical saga of life in the Indian Territories of the 1800s. Exploring the Choctaw culture, riding with the Texas Rangers, and fighting for his life, a boy becomes a man - in a world where men are often challenged. Jonathon is a true to life example of the humble, but courageous, men who tamed the American West.
Roger Haley was born and raised in Northeast Texas. He was brought up helping his father and brothers haul hay, cut, stack, and deliver firewood, pick cotton, or whatever else needed doing. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the American Military Retiree's Association, and a Vietnam veteran. After retiring from the US Navy, Roger returned to the place he called home, to be near his extended family. He started and managed a variety of businesses in the intervening years, including a small trucking company, and a construction company still being run by one of his sons. During his trucking years, he finally made it to Vermont, the last on his bucket list of the 50 states he had wanted to visit. Semi-retired now, Roger devotes his time to writing. He is a regular contributor to local newspapers, a freelance article writer, works on his books, and is working to get syndicated with his newspaper columns Roger is also a member of Western Writers of America, and attended his first conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 2010 where he finally met some of his idols. Today, he and his wife, Georgia, still live in the country near the Red River, in Northeast Texas.