Tom Marlow was born in 1951 in Toledo Ohio (holy Toledo!). After his formal education in computer science, he was employed at Ford Aerospace, NASA Ames Research Center in California and as a self employed software developer. During most of those years, he was engaged in writing software in obscure machine languages. After leaving the hi-tech world behind, he started writing in English, a slightly less cryptic language.
Love of sailing and travel have influenced his writing. He started sailing as a pre-teen on an older brother's Sunfish, which was little more than a surfboard and sail. In subsequent years, he sailed aboard larger yachts for thousands of miles to destinations including Hawaii, Central America, BVIs and Greece. His sailing exploits are documented at www.ketch-22.com.
He now lives in San Jose California with his wife Naty who shares his love for travel, but not for off-shore ocean passages.