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January 14, 2018 by Randy Tramp (South Dakota)

With eleven children, ranging from four to thirty-four, I always have stories. I asked my youngest what she wanted to be when she grew up. “I want to be five,” Aliah told me. I can’t get enough of children in my home, so in my spare time, I drive a school bus for preschoolers and I love it. On Sundays, I drive an hour to a Native American Reservation. At All Tribes Assembly, I conduct a children's service. They are special to me.

My full-time job is a freelance writer. My first book, “Night to Knight” is about a guy who rescues children without the knowledge of his wife and teen daughter. His wife becomes suspicious and his daughter rebellious. He must make a decision: rescue children or rescue his family.

As a freelance writer, I write for the Press and Dakotan, a newspaper in Yankton, South Dakota. I’ve also written for a livestock magazine out of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Stephen King said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to write.” I agree and so I read and review books on a regular basis. You can find my book reviews at

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