Lyle was born in Bellevue, Iowa and grew up on a farm in Jackson County, Iowa. He graduated from Andrew High School in 1956, and spent two years on active duty in the U.S. Navy.
He and his wife, Pat are parents of three children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Lyle has always been an avid reader, and began writing in earnest over twenty years ago.
He currently lives in Davenport, Iowa with his wife Pat and his little buddy TT, a dachshund.
Waking up and discovering he was in 1934 St. Paul, Minnesota, Carter was thrust back into his worst nightmare. He had finally begun to move on with his life after the mob-killing of his wife, Genny, only to be yanked back in time to the place of her murder where he has to relive it all over again.
The carnival has its reasons for bringing people back to the place of heir heartache and pain. Finding out his wife was alive was just the beginning for Carter. It seems that Genny has problems of her own. She's on the run, because in her attempt to escape, she killed an important member of the St. Paul Syndicate. Finding her now would prove to be almost impossible, and Carter is forced to turn to the man who shot her, the syndicate's right-hand man, Joseph. He also has a stake in all this, as Genny and Carter soon find out.
As Carter races against the week the carnival has given him to find his wife before the gangsters do, he realizes he must also make a life and death decision for everyone involved. Will he choose to save the woman he loves, or the carnival and its people?
The second installment of "The Mida" series is available on Amazon in both print and eBook. If you wish a signed copy, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook as Author Lyle Ernst.