Born in 1944 in Florida. Radar maintenance technician in the Air Force for 4 years in the 60s. BA, Anthropology, University of Florida in 1970. Repaired cameras and other photographic equipment for many years in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Gainesville. Married into a family-owned bookstore in Gainesville. Worked at the University of Florida for 11 years. Moved family to Ocala after the bookstore closed. Drove a big-rig truck until December 2016. Now retired. Married wife Cynthia in 1981. Two adult children. Have only written one book and it took about 50 years.