Teddy Roosevelt’s Goblin

TEDDY ROOSEVELT and his hunting companions battle a creature unlike anything they’ve encountered.

The year is 1888. Teddy Roosevelt is twenty-nine, vigorous, and an avid hunter. Donning buckskins and carrying a repeating rifle, he’s tracked and killed nearly every big game species in the continental United States. Now, he’s after caribou.

But things aren’t what they seem. This isn’t your typical Bigfoot story. In a desperate final confrontation, Teddy Roosevelt’s goblin will be revealed. If you’re a fan of suspenseful stories that blend history and adventure with folklore and myth, then you won’t want to miss this riveting novel.

Available on Amazon.

About the author

(See also his Idaho Author Interview!)

My stories take place in the Gem State and feature characters, plots, events, and themes centered on Idaho’s past and present.

As a middle-aged lifelong resident of Idaho, I’ve had a wide range of experiences. In my youth, I worked on farms and in construction. My favorite pastimes were hiking, hunting, fishing, searching for arrowheads, and writing stories in secret. In my mid-twenties, I enrolled in college and earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Anthropology. I used my degrees to become a field archaeologist for the BLM and private firms.

For over a decade, I lived the life of a “shovelbum,” a term affectionately used for traveling archaeologists. I worked on projects across Idaho, California, Texas, and Oregon. Eventually, I transitioned to an English Language Arts teacher. I taught at-risk teenagers in Mountain Home for four years before deciding to stay home to care for my infant daughter.

The isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic led me to start writing in earnest. My wife challenged me to publish my stories, and I’ve been working hard at it ever since. I completed my first story, “Teddy Roosevelt’s Goblin,” in 2020 and self-published it on Amazon. After receiving positive reviews and useful feedback from readers, I reworked the title, story, and cover and released a new edition on May 16th, 2024.