I grew up in near Salem, Oregon and got married to my wonderful wife in Portland, Oregon and adopted two wonderful kids from China that are now teens. Then we felt led to move near San Diego, California after both of us getting interviews the same week and then offers the next week and then finding a $1500 coin right before the move that really helped us out moving. It was after the San Diego move, being away from family and still dealing with issues related with adopting an older special needs kid from China, and working for a company moving to Atlanta that I started writing and writing until seven years later I finally felt led to self-publish my first short story on Smashwords and KDP. There is much more to come! I only hope my wife has the time to proofread it all.