I was raised in Western Pennsylvania near the Chestnut Ridge. I reside in Southern Maryland, near the Potomac River. I have been an ardent student of Colonial history since childhood.
I grew up in an area steeped in the French and Indian War, just miles from Fort Ligonier, Forbes Road, Bushy Run, Hanna's Town, Fort Necessity, and Fort Duquesne. This series of novels reflect that time period as my characters mature into adulthood starting out in Scotland against the backdrop of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-46.
I graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. After active duty in the Coast Guard, I worked for the Navy as an electronic and software engineer, and information system specialist. I have a US Patent, and have authored many technical papers on military electronic design, software engineering, and information systems architecture.