I grew up in the small river town of Martins Ferry, Ohio, near Wheeling, West Virginia. It was a magical place that helped mold my imagination, as I spent countless hours roaming the hills, playing in a cave, and hanging out at the Ohio River with my childhood friends.
I’m a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in English Education, and later served in the Army, becoming a Journalist and the editor of the Army post newspaper. After being honorably discharged, I entered the corporate world to write business proposals, working for several different banks and at times managing proposal teams. Additionally, I’m a graduate of the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing course, under the instruction of author John DeChancie.