Live in Oregon, married for 29 years, one adult son, two dogs, assorted fleas and mice depending on who brings home what. Have been writing most of my life in some form. Have also spent my life collecting experiences: climbed Mt Hood when I was 20, served in the army reserve and learned to drive heavy equipment, travelled extensively through North America and Northern Europe, and built our 4-story geodesic home as the general contractor. Somewhere in there I learned to scuba dive and have a close-up photo of a shark that got curious. Other interests: just about everything.