The author was born in Somerset Pa. In 1955. He is a father, and a grand father. He has gone to school for photography, and electronics. He has writer, and photographed, for news papers. The author was once a cross country runner, a S.C.U.B.A. Diver, a rock climber, a fireman, a truck driver, a lab technician. He was a member of a search and rescue team. In raising four children. He discovered that he had the ability to tell stories. That fascinated his young children. The author has a love of poetry and art. As an illustrator he uses water colors, pen and ink, and photography. For fine art the author ads oils and pastels to his tools. At this point in his life he has found the time to write and illustrate his own books.