He was born in 1945 and raised in Nashville, TN in the shadow of the Grand Ole Opry. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1966 and was able to go to many exciting places such as Alaska, Australia, Hawaii and Viet Nam. He also was stationed in several states including Arkansas (2 times). Georgia, Texas, South Carolina and Tennessee. He met and got to know people from many varied backgrounds and cultures. When he retired from the Air Force he went into Law Enforcement as a dispatcher. He worked in Shelbyville, Tennessee as a dispatcher for the Bedford County Sheriff's Department, Goodletteville, Tennessee, Millersville, Tennessee, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tullahoma, Tennessee Police Department as a Public Service Officer. In 2003, he decided to go to college. He first attended Motlow State Community College and transferred to Middle Tennessee State University. He majored in Liberal Studies with double minors in Southern Studies and Writing. Wide and varied experiences have given him a solid background for writing this book.