I was born in Lakewood, Ohio in 1963, and am the son of a cardiac care nurse and a failed paper salesman. While I was growing up, my family lived all over the Midwest before moving to Florida in the mid-1970s. I spent four years in the United States Army as a Graphic Artist until I was honorably discharged in 1991. I live in Illinois.
Published works: "Small Town Punk," "Midnight in Monaco," "Carl versus the Men from Mars," and "The Runner-Up."