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DJ Bishop

Lake Worth, Texas, United States


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Internationally Renowned Western Writer, Author, and Speaker D. J. Bishop, and his twin brother, Tommie was born in Clay County, Texas on March 27, 1950. He was the sixth of seven children born to a bigger than life cowboy father and a hard-working mother, right square-dap in the middle of cattle country.

He finished high-school in 1965, then in 1977 he made the trip from Wichita Falls to Abilene to study computer programming where his finished number one in his class.

He married Carolyn Oxford on June 1, 1983 and instantly became the happiest man in the world. He has three sons, Donnie Joe, Joe Lee, and Jay all of which he is very proud.

In 1987 he survived a massive heart-attack, but it wasn’t until ten years later in 1997 at the age of 47 that he began to write. Since then he has written several books and short stories including such titles as:

Luke Ludd
Showdown at Deer Creek
Sheriff Luke Ludd
Jake Law
Sheriff Luke Ludd US Marshal
Jake Law Texas Ranger Corporal to Captain
Jake Law Texas Ranger
The Wedding
The Autumn of Life
A Twin Brother’s Love
A Twist of Fate
Pugsly Gets a New Home
Nightmare or Vision
Anonymous Donation
A Son-in-Law’s Thought
Thank You
The Heritage From Within

D. J. has lived in Texas all of his life and since 1993 Lake Worth, where he lives with his beautiful wife, and best friend Carolyn Lea, or Baby has D. J. calls her, and their two dogs, Pugsly and Nikki.

He is a member of Western Writers’ of America. When he is not typing out a new story, he is kept busy traveling the country doing speaking engagements, and book signings.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Luke Ludd
  • Showdown at Deer Creek
  • Sheriff Luke Ludd