Michael D. Stofko was born in Pottstown, PA, the eldest of 5 sons. He is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A., History, 1974) and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia (J.D., 1982). He has resided continuously under the blue skies of Tucson, Arizona since 1982 and works as a real estate attorney for Pima County. Among his many outside interests are reading, cycling, yoga, hiking and backpacking. His 5 grandchildren give him plenty of ideas for great stories and poems just waiting to be written.