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Top Reads...this site Thanks folks for spending some time on the site reading our stories. The reason I say "our" is because I cannot take credit for some of the stories being read. The top stories so far this month are...

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Parkinson's....Boxing Helps...Part 2 Rock Steady Boxing Part II A personal statement on benefits of RSB Authored by Otis Vaughn February 28, 2019 Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) really works and greatly slows the progression of Parkinson’s...

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Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, That Female Reporter, And... Chapter One       Returning to the Black Range and the land of the Warm Spring Apache Indians, I could not believe what I was seeing. The last time I was here the magical portal...

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Follow the Sun by E. V. Pete Hester Follow the Sun By E. V. Pete Hester Copyright Pending 2015     Foreword Butch Madison told this story to me several years ago and swore that everything he told was true and...

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Pete with movie star of the 1950's Smily Burnett.

Pete with movie star of the 1950’s, Smiley Burnette.

Hester BooksPete now….

E. V. “Pete” Hester was born and raised in the tiny town of Coalfire, Alabama and joined the Air Force in the mid-fifties. As a Radar Technician working on B-36, B-47 and B-52 Bombers he was given the chance to travel around the country and spent the next few years visiting various towns around the southwestern US and Europe. He finally settled on New Mexico as his favorite location (he was stationed in Roswell for a time) and has stayed there ever since. After he and the Air Force amicable parted ways Pete attended New Mexico State University while holding down several jobs including potash miner, purchasing agent, and tenor for a southern gospel quartet. Eventually finding his niche in the challenging world of transportation, he recently retired as the Assistant Vice President of Marketing for a major trucking company, and is presently a full time “honey doer” or a “ok, honey as soon as I can” man.

In 1997, after by-pass surgery, Pete decided to begin his career as a novelist. With several books now under his belt he is settling in to his prolific career as one of the Southwest’s most exciting new authors. In betwixt his day job, word processing, and community activities Hester also enjoys oil painting and cheering on the sometimes heartbreaking Dallas Cowboys. Pete even finds it in his heart to root for his alma maters arch rivals the New Mexico Lobos.

Mr. Hester has five children, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four granddogs, several grand  kitty cats (I have trouble keeping up),  residing in New Mexico, Arizona and Wisconsin, as well as family in Alabama; which as you imagine, gives him plenty of opportunity to travel. He currently resides in Albuquerque, NM with his wife and inspiration of a around fifty years, Helen.