R. J. was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1946. He attended no less than a dozen elementary schools as his family traveled working with the pipeline up until the 4th grade ,finally settling in Chickasha Oklahoma . R.J. graduated in 1965 After Graduating he spent four years in the U.S. Navy. After leaving Uncle Sam he worked his way up in construction to the position of civil superintendent, the field he still works in to date.
R.J. and his wife Marsha collectively have two daughters, one son and two grandchildren. Writing is R.J.’s golf! When others head off to the greens, R.J. enjoys writing. He has written several different types of novels throughout the years from suspense to horror. However he believes writing humor is what he enjoys the most.