While all my charming, merry heroes are inspired by Errol Flynn, the inspiration for my strong and silent heroes was much closer to home.
Heck, it was in my home -- my dad.
As I said at my wedding, when I made a speech (which was pretty radical at the time), my dad doesn't say very much, because my dad doesn't have to.
Or in writer's parlance, he doesn't tell, he shows.
So here's to my dad and all the wonderful lessons he's taught me over the years -- silently, by example. Thanks, Dad!