Author Bill Shuey will be at the Cuba Recklein Memorial Library on May 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. for an author meet and greet.
Shuey is a born and bred Missourian (the Show-Me state). Shuey spent his early years on a dairy farm at Jakes Prairie. His parents sold the family farm in 1955 and moved to Cuba. Shuey’s Dad work at Meramec Ice & Fuel and then at Trainer Distributing Co. Shuey’s mother worked at Cuba Shoe Co. He left Missouri in 1961 and spent the next 20 years in the United States Air Force. After his retirement from the military, he worked as a nuclear quality control supervisor on nuclear power plant construction and reclamation. Shuey was actually a nuclear welding inspector supervisor during the construction of the Calloway Plant at Fulton, Missouri. After working on three more nuclear plants he was assigned to the Lignite side of power plants and worked as a project manager for Texas Utilities and Daniel Construction out of the Dallas, Texas, office.
After retirement from the construction industry, he then opened a cabinetry and furniture manufacturing business in North Florida. After some years he closed that business and built a self-storage facility on the property. While living in North Florida Shuey coached high school baseball and managed a private school.
Shuey started writing his ObverseView column, which appears on Facebook and Yahoo Groups 13 years ago. He began his career in books with his first effort, A Search for Israel. Shuey felt compelled to set the record straight regarding the confusion that most people have about the identities of ancient and modern Israel.
After writing three Unholy Dilemma religious commentaries: Old Testament, New Testament and Qur’an, Shuey turned his creative interests to writing fiction.
East of Edin, a fictional account of Cain’s travels to the land of Nod was his first effort in this genre. Edin was followed by Retribution, the story of a middle-aged man whose family was violently killed by outlaws and his quest to bring them to justice.
A Killing in Dogwood is the story of a fictitious murder in a small Missouri town modeled after Cuba.
The Cattlemen is a story of boyhood friends who grow up on adjoining farms in the Huzzah Valley between Steeleville and Potosi, Missouri. They leave home at 17 and journey to Texas, then Montana and build a cattle empire. While Shuey’s western books are located in the Old West, there is a Missouri connection in each of them.
The Texican is a story of a late 19th century lawman and Indian fighter; The Horsemen, a story of the offspring of the characters in The Cattlemen; The Lawman, a story of a Deputy U.S. Marshal in New Mexico; and Bransons’ Law, follows the lives of the children of The Lawman. All four of the foregoing are all in the editing, proofing and review process.
Shuey sold his home in the mountains of North Carolina, Florida home and business, and now devotes his attention full-time to writing. He travels around the United States full-time with his wife, Gloria, and his fly rods, in their 5th wheel recreational vehicle and does some book discussions, signings and radio interviews while on the road.
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