Born in 1951, like several others I was a military brat. Dad spent 22 years in the air force. Graduated from college in 1973, just in time to miss Viet Nam. Didn't really bother me, as I felt I'd already paid my dues growing up in the air force. :-)
My bachelor's degree is in Music Theory and Composition, but I never made a dime with it because two semesters into the master's degree I decided I didn't really want to teach college for a living. The degree gave me pretty intensive training in logic, analysis and process flow, however, and that's basically the tool set that's earned me a living for the last 30 years.
Married since 1973, 3 kids, 5 grandkids. Local soft touch for stray basset hounds.
The first real SF book I read was Andre Norton's Catseye in January 1963, 6th grade. Immediately began devouring all the SF in sight.
Started writing in 1977, discovered it wasn't quite as easy as it looked. Finally found my 'voice' in 2004 and have attained a degree of competence, at least enough of one that Eric has bought several stories and invited me into a novel project. The "Franz and Marla" and "Byron and Gotthilf" stories are mine. Looking forward to writing more.