The author is a native of northeast Mississippi but has spent most of his life in Virginia. He is a widower and has two children and two grandchildren. He has earned the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. In his early life he served a stint in the Navy most of which was on detached duty with the Marine Corps. He has written many books which range in genre from autobiography, history, fiction/novel, fiction/suspense, etc. His interests are writing, reading, gardening, family gatherings, educational activities and traveling.