A native of Poughkeepsie, New York, he attended the University of Stockholm, Sweden, later receiving a BA degree from the University of Minnesota and an MS degree from Peabody Teachers College. Since early childhood he has been intrigued and fascinated with flights of reality and fantasy - when at the age of 5 he "saw from space" the planet Earth in all its detail - 12 years before Sputnik; 24 years before Apollo! An out-of-body flight of the soul? Perhaps, but what he described those many years ago was not a simple dream or make believe, as it became "reality" many years later when satellites and men orbiting the earth gave identical descriptions. His dreams of flight became reality during his career as an Air Force officer; and his dreams of "fantasy" became reality when, following his military career, he spent 7 years in "another world" - Russia, where he taught English for 3 years at 2 institutes of higher learning. During that time he married a wonderful Russian woman, and it was then he decided to take their love affair and their "two different worlds," and mix them with his imagination in a fantastic story that took them both through time and space. He and his wife now reside on this world in Spokane, Washington, but hope some day to return to their city on the mighty Volga River.