I was born in San Bernardino, California to Marion(Rusty) and Elzora McDonald. Raised in a poor but loving home as the youngest of one sister and two brothers. Spending much of my time outside playing with whatever, I developed quite an imagination that haunted me in the fog in the early years.
After graduating high school, and wishing not to be a career burger flipper, I joined the United States Air Force in 1979 and headed out of Southern California. With two European assignments that took me to Torrejon Spain and Wiesbaden Germany, the experiences only helped to fuel my imagination with all the new adventures in the new lands of Europe.
At the twelve and a half year mark the military hospital at March Air Force Base, Moreno Valley, California, (Yes I was once again in Southern California) found a heart issue during routine knee surgery. I was giving a pacemaker, and meager retirement, and shown with way the gate was.
Well after several fulfilling jobs post the military, it became apparent the my health was waning as employers didn't want to hire an aged cyborg. I established a small appliance repair company that employed just me and my family in Hemet, California. We moved to Joseph City, Arizona to establish our company there and ran head long into the poorest economy I had ever seen. Even worse than Prattville, Alabama in the mid eighties.
After years of struggling to just stay broke, I met and became friends with the inspiration of writing this Book all because she wanted a story from a veteran. Cataclysm in Space has been floating about in my head for twenty years or so. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed putting it to paper to share with you.