Uncle H Roper

Roper, Uncle Hardy: - As a fourth generation Texan and Galveston resident, A. Hardy Roper writes from a wealth of knowledge about the island's storied past and vibrant present, and has written a series of mystery novels centered around an old bait-camp and bar owner, Parker McLeod. He has also written two children's books that combine life lessons with characters that kids can identify with. Hardy's children remember a childhood of their father always making up great stories on the spot to pass the time when the fish were not biting or the mosquitoes were too thick for the boys to be outside. This creativity and whimsy are echoed in his two children's books, Ma Skeeter and Gullet the Mullet.