I was born in Whittier, East Los Angeles in 1957, moved south to Mission Viejo in 1967 and graduated High School in 1975. In 1977 I drove to Ketchikan, Alaska, worked for a month on the docks, then flew to Hawaii to go surfing and never looked back.
My first job was as a food runner at Lion Country Safari in Irvine, and since then worked as a car detailer, warehouse stocker, dishwasher, short order cook, busboy, stevedore, bellhop, shuttle driver, mason, painter, laborer, the guy with the shovel on concrete pours, fisherman, taro farmer, real estate broker, bartender, and writer. Although writing isn't really work when it's going well. It's more like transcendental neuro-athletics, hand eye mind coordination typing as fast as you can to keep up with the flow of words as they build a world on paper.
When I was growing up, my Dad would read about 3 novels a week, they were laying all over the place, piled in the corners, on desks and tables, mostly crime novels, so a few years ago I split from my Action/Adventure genre and wrote a crime novel for him, titled 'Edge of the Pit'. Then I followed it up with a sequel titled 'The Catalina Cabal'.
Last year I published the Sci-Fi book 'Exodus from Orion'. This year I'm publishing 'Quick Read', with 2 more new books hot on it's heels.
I finished my first novel when I was 36, then got busy raising kids, being lazy etc. and didn't attempt another till 20 years later when I wrote 4 in 3 years, which still seems a little weak. I need to step it up a bit. If I keep up the pace I should have 10 books under my belt by Christmas 2020, and 13 by June 1, 2021.