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Bart Ambrose Biography

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Bart Ambrose was born in Phoenix and grew up on an Arizona cotton farm. He has picked cotton by hand, spent endless hours on the business end of hoes and shovels, and worked many long tedious days operating farm equipment. The experiences encouraged him to do something else with his life. He spent his nights reading novels and teaching himself to play guitar. Stories such as Moby Dick, The Grapes of Wrath, The Old Man and the Sea, and many others gave him an early appreciation of literature and a desire to one day become an author.

In his first novel, “Cactizonians’ Treasure,” he takes readers on a vivid journey through the Sonoran desert of Arizona and Mexico in a fascinating twist on a lost treasure legend.  His second novel, The Weighmaster, is a suspense and action filled crime novel set in 1945 Arizona.

Bart's first professional career was in natural resource conservation. His work took him all over the western U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, and to Guam and other islands in the Pacific basin.  He developed a special appreciation for the land, history, and cultures of the west and Pacific Islanders

Along the way Bart performed professionally as a guitarist with several groups in Arizona and California. His interest in writing led him to a second  career as a songwriter in Nashville and later as an author of four books. He spent many years in “Music City” writing songs and teaching guitar for songwriters. He has published a memoir titled “Guitar Journey: A Musician’s Memoir” and a handbook for guitarists titled “How To Travel Safely With Your Guitar.” To hear some of Bart’s songs check out the music tab on this website.

Bart and his wife live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. His hobbies include writing haiku, travel, and the pursuit of the perfect chili relleno.

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