Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the author is eighty-three years of age as of this writing. Frank is a veteran of the Korean War, having served fourteen months there as a member of the Army Security Agency.
In 1975, after a career lasting twenty years, Frank retired as a lieutenant from the New York City Police Department.
He first put pen to paper late in life when his daughter Catherine and her husband Tom presented him with a computer on his seventieth birthday.
Softly Now the Trumpet is his fifth book. The first two books were autobiographical; the next two were about Jesus, as is this one. Frank says that if he lives long enough to write another book, it too will be about Jesus. “There is no better, more interesting person or subject matter to spend words on than Jesus, the humble son of a humble carpenter. Jesus is the perfect man to emulate, and the perfect God to worship.”