Bruce Rolfe is a retired Navy pilot who has been writing more than thirty years. After leaving the Navy he and his brown-eyed bride, Cora, traveled the country in their RV until falling in love with the Pacific Northwest and settling in the San Juan Islands. His novel Mortgaged to Death was one of four finalists in the first annual Poisoned Pen Press mystery writing contest and he was a non-rhyming poem winner in Writer’s Digest annual writing competition for two consecutive years. The Christmas play Noel Noir he co-wrote with Billy Hendrix was a mainstage production at the Anacortes Community Theatre (ACT) and opened the door for local playwrights to present their work for consideration for the first time in more than 50 years.
He has also volunteered to help build and/or design 65 of 72 sets for the plays ACT has produced during the past twelve years. His lifelong interest in woodworking, electrical, and other trade skills have given credibility to the occasional tips for Do-It-Yourselfers woven into his Handyman Mystery Series. Tools of the Trade is his debut novel and he sincerely hopes that you will enjoy reading the series as much as he has enjoyed writing it.