I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with one younger brother. In the sixties, I served as a Radioman in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. After being vetted for a Top Secret Clearance, I was assigned to a secret communications ship stationed in the Gulf of Tonkin. A floating naval station, this ship routed all communications between Saigon and Washington, D.C.
After military service, I co-founded a chain of home entertainment specialty stores in Michigan and later, a groundbreaking, web-based business in Tampa, Florida that specialized in importing and distributing exotic automotive waxes, polishes, and cleaners.
I have traveled the world extensively to broaden my knowledge of different customs, cultures, and religions. Today, I reside in Scottsdale, Arizona with my wife of forty-five years.
My first novel, FOREVER AND EVER, a thriller blending the conflict between science and religion against a background of forbidden love is due out in Spring of 2012