Born in Elkhart, Indiana, M. Bryce Ternet has lived in Montana, Paris, the French Basque Country, Burgundy, Chicago, western Washington state, DC, and on California's Monterey Peninsula. He received a degree in Political Science and French from the University of Montana. Bryce spent five years at the U.S. Trade & Development Agency and then attended graduate school at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, receiving a Master's degree in International Environmental Policy. The author has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Africa. Bryce is a professional environmental planner and currently lives with his wife on the Monterey Peninsula. He has authored numerous wine topic-related articles and has six published books: A Basque Story, Diplomatic Weekends in Africa, Strohm Alley, The Yellow House on Maloney Grove, The American Middle Class Revolution, and The Stevenson Plan, A Novel of the Monterey Peninsula. See www.mbryceternet.com for more.