A bit about me...


I was born two minutes before my twin sister, Patricia, on August 19, 1954. We spent our

childhood traveling as an army family. My dad's military assignments took us to Fort Knox, KY, Fort Chaffee, AR, two visits to Germany, and Fort Campbell, KY! I graduated from Northwest High School in Clarksville, Tennessee, in 1972.

I attended Austin Peay State University and received an education degree in 1976. I married my wife Debbie in 1974. We have three children: Jason, Ryan and Meghann. We have four grands: Hannah, Jonas a.k.a. “J.J.,” Madeline, and Seven.

I have immersed myself in the field of education since the age of twenty-one. As a Federal Programs Supervisor for Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools in Tennessee, I provided assistance to all 30 schools before retiring in 2005. Today, I visit schools across the U.S. and Europe, provide inservice training to teachers on literacy issues and discipline, and I write!

I attended the Governor's Academy for Teachers of Writing in 1995. I was bitten by the writing bug and have written for publication ever since.


Munich, Germany 1956

Fort Knox, Kentucky 1960