Born on the shores of Lake Michigan. Educated in Waukegan, Illinois, and at University of Hawaii, BA’s in Psychology and Communication, MA communications. Graduate work in Educational Communications. Five books published. Received more than 75 writing awards for prose and poetry. Guest speaker at various organizations in area. And recorded On National Public Radio and You Tube. Short stories in three anthologies.

Fourteen years in U.S. Air Force, Vet for Korean War and Viet Nam,  worked as Weapons Specialist and Airborne Radio Supervisor. NRA Lifetime Master Class Pistol Shot, three guns,  (indoor and outdoor). Worked for Hawaiian Telephone Company, IRS, and Dept of Labor, as Position Qualification Specialist and Supervisory Personnel Management Specialist.