Born in 1936 in Tacoma, Washington I was a medic in the Air Force from early 1955 to late 1958 when I took an early out to go to college on the GI Bill. I married my wife Margaret, an RN, in 1960 and we have a son, a daughter and a son. I earned my Master's degree in School Psychology at Central Washington State College in 1964 and was hired as an Instructor in Psychology at Pacific Lutheran College that same year. I finished my doctoral degree in education (Ed.D) at the University of Idaho in 1971 and was hired as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Central Washington State College. My wife and I purchased a nursing home in 1978 and were both involved in running it. I became a business consultant and taught at several universities as an Adjunct Professor. Due to illnesses of my father, brother, mother and sister-in-law I became a trustee/caregiver for several years. In 2000 I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and believed it was surgically removed and I was cancer free until 2010 when it returned and spread to my larynx and trachea. I became a laryngectomee in August, 2010. As a result of the loss of my voice, which forces me to use an artificial larynx to speak, I began writing young adult and adult fiction adventure stories as a means of staying connected to my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. My writing became my salvation and I immersed myself in it. It's brought me greater satisfaction than I ever dreamed possible.