I can trace my love of storytelling to reading Jack London’s The Call Of The Wild when I was seven years old, and listening to my uncle tell stories of being an artillery cannoneer in North Africa and Italy during World War II. Several teachers in high school and college recognized my aptitude for writing and encouraged me to pursue it, and I’ve never stopped since.
I grew up in Tennessee but moved to southern Illinois when I was 14. After attending college in Murray, Kentucky, I relocated back to Tennessee to work as a journalist. I later accepted a job in the aerospace industry in Huntsville, Alabama, where I worked for more than three decades. I am now retired and live in Foley, Alabama with my wife Tammy, a dog, a cat, and a yard full of mosquitos and fire ants.