Raised on Mexican and Texan folklore. My Mom and Nana both filled me with stories of cowboy ancestors and Mexican superstititions mixed together, as we watched Gunsmoke, Cheyenne, Laramie, Bonanza, the Lone Ranger, Wagon Train, Have Gun Will Travel, and monster movies like King Kong, Dracula, the Wolfman, and later novellas like Dark Shadows.  But what really stuck in my head was why was the Lone Ranger wasting SILVER BULLETS on ordinary bad guys? I'd seen enough movies by that time that I knew what silver bullets were for. These things stewed in my brain and so I started working on the story of the Night Ranger.