Born and raised in Houston Texas, Carl Henegan spent his early years writing poetry and short stories for self entertainment. With the encouragement of a high school English teacher he maintained his love for writing and soon took several attempts at longer poems and books. He vividly remembers the first time he was captured by the writings of authors like Allan Folsom, Michael Crichton, Dan Brown, and Lee Child. This admiration for the craft of writing extended to authors like Dickens, Shakespeare and Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The works not only influenced his love for writing but inspired him to find his own voice. As he began to write the words poured out of his head and instantly on to the paper. A deep love for writing was born.
Carl left Houston in 1986 to enter the military serving the majority of his term in Washington State. He studied at Gonzaga drawing from these early experiences which surfaced in his writing. In his debut novel the rich characters and scenes vividly painted by words were loosely based on real life people and experiences.
He worked in electronics for a period of time but could not escape the allure of story writing. The desire to test his craft prompted an insatiable quest to research the possibility of becoming a novelist. He continued reading the greats every chance he had. From classical literature to contemporary novels, Carl's dedication to the art or writing became uncontrollable. He soon began placing his own novels in manuscript form and has never stopped.