aka Leo Colson

Somewhere along the way, you might be asking,

What? Wait! WHO is Leo Colson?

Grandpa Leo001Or you might have come looking for Leo and are wondering WHO is Charise Olson?

I am using a pen name for The Roaring Redwoods and other upcoming historical fiction.

My Grandfather Leo is one of my primary inspirations for writing. I like to imagine he’d enjoy reading Redwoods and offer me an idea or two as to how it should all turn out. I chose a pen name to not confuse this work with my contemporary fiction and to honor this great man.

Where did I come up with Colson (C-harise and Olson). I know…if it was a snake, it woulda’ bit you.

Thanks for reading!