* Member of Western Writers of America
* Member of Greater Dallas Writers Association
* Chairman of Craft of Writing Conference, a joint venture of GDWA and North Texas University.
* Winner of 2 Addys (national advertising competition) and numerous other national, regional, and local awards for both copy and design)
Don has worked as a laborer, farmer, medical corpsman, fighter pilot, cowboy, rancher, copywriter, creative director and advertising agency owner. He cowboyed in the Brasada long enough to learn better than to twirl his rope over his head while chasing wild cattle. He now lives in Dallas with his wife, Judy, where he studies Southwestern history and writes stories based on that research.