A little bit about me...

I was born in Southern California, the son of a U.S. Marine Corps officer. I spent my junior high school years at the Marine Military Academy prep school in Harlingen, Texas, and then on to high school in Vista, California. I did a short hitch in the U.S. Navy as an Electrician's Mate, then attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where I majored in Chemistry. After college, I began my professional career as an Account Executive / Commodities Specialist with Dean Witter Reynolds in San Francisco before setting out on my own. I founded several businesses in the fields of finance, high-tech, and healthcare. After living in numerous states, my wife, Sheri, and I settled in Encinitas, California. Recently, I was thinking back to my earliest dreams of becoming a writer: an ambitious 17 yr old, I bought an executive briefcase and used it to lug around a legal pad, a copy of Bullfinch's Mythology, and a copy of The Complete Works of Shakespeare. Even then, I was a man on a mission (Just didn't know what that mission was yet). No great works came of those early exercises, but what they did do was to instill in me the burning desire to write something of merit, and develop the discipline required to read everything I could so that some day, I could realize my dreams. I wrote Mondragon, my debut novel, mostly from the driver's seat of my car while driving Sheri to and from her work as a mobile PICC nurse. This book has been a long time coming; I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it.