Birth Year (-Died Year)
Colorado Springs, CO
Freelance writer, author and photographer
Bert moved from Illinois to Colorado Springs in 1974 with my wife Nancy and sons Jeremy and Chad. He now has nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He started as a freelance photojournalist covering action sports and started writing as well as photographing nearly twenty years ago. He has worked as a photographer/writer for rodeo/bull riding, and track photographer for Pikes Peak International Raceway. As a freelance writer and photographer, he has sold hundreds of articles to dozens of magazines and sold thousands of photographs. He has covered the rodeo, bull riding and performance horse world for many years and has written on subjects as diverse as the meat packing industry, water rights and family ranching.
2018 - Merit award, CIPA Book Awars for "Murder in the Dell"
2007 - Agricultural Writers Association "Feature of the Year"
Several awards for photgraphy and cowboy-style poetry
Local Authors Genres
Murder in the Dell (Black Mule Press, 2018)
New Mexico: A Novel of the Old West (Black Mule Press, 2017)
Owner/Publisher of Black Mule Press
Will speak on most subjects related to journalism, photojournalism, and fiction writing - Using the internet for research - Writing your first novel - Breaking into print - Small press publishing