I am 49 years old and have worked as a blue collar tradesman and a US Marine since I was 17 years old. I was raised in San Diego California in a small beach town called Ocean Beach. I grew up quick and had a suicide in my family when I was 17. Since then I have worked and supported myself through manual work. In 2005 I came close to death due to meningitis and decided it was time to slow down. I am currently working on a new series chapter for The Sunshine Murders and have the honor of being interviewed on The Authors Show on November 8th 2012.