At twenty-one Verne traveled to Peru and was enchanted by the country and its people. During that first visit he, his wife, and their year-old daughter traveled by jeep in the Andes Mountains of four nations. Over the next half-century he returned to Peru sixty-four times and imported over two hundred of its Paso horses-including a pair he took overland to California, a nine-month trek of over five thousand miles in eleven nations. Riding much of the way, he came face-to-face with killer deserts, witch doctors, bandits, avalanches, poisonous reptiles, vampire bats, and a violent revolution. His next book The Ultimate Trail Ride, is a rewrite for general audiences of his Best-Seller about that journey.

"Finding a true calling is a miracle experienced by few," he once said, "and Peru provided me with two. I promoted its Paso horses world-wide for over fifty years and more recently began writing historical fiction set in its fascinating past and rich culture."

Verne is a master story teller and his novels are so well written that they've already begun appearing on Best-Seller Lists. And why not? He has lived adventures at least as exciting as the ones about which he writes.
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