I was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, attended the University of Alabama where I attained two undergraduate degrees and my Masters in Education. I have been a long time competitive weightlifter and coach of both football and wrestling. I am no longer actively teaching and coaching. I have retired to give myself more time to write. I have two Great Danes that are my constant companions. I enjoy hunting and fly fishing whenever possible along with all things Irish and medieval. I am married and along with my wife share our home with three very spoiled dogs.