Born in Brattleboro Vermont, raised in Westchester County NY, I attended High school in Newtown Connecticut and worked 8 months as a psychiatric aid at Fairfield mental hospital for the criminally insane. Joined the Navy in 1967, and for the first time sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge in a destroyer escort in 1967 during "The summer of love". I was in Southeast Asia from Feb. 28 '68, after 2 years, returned Feb. 29, '70. I received my AA from the College of Marin, and in '72 went commercial fishing in Alaska. At the College of Marin, I majored in journalism, and economics, continuing on to SF State. From '73 to '87 sold automobiles, everything from VW to RR, Bentley and Mazeratti.1988. I joined the Navy's Special Boat Unit X 1 in Vallejo, and went to Bahrain during the Iraq/Iran war. In '89, I went back to sea with the Navy's MSC as a Civilian Merchant Marine, and '90 part of Dessert Shield/Dessert storm. In between ships I worked as a Hollywood Extra, and joined SAG in '95. In '91, I started shipping on oil tankers for Chevron.In 1999, I began shipping on high speed commercial container ships to Asia. In 2007 published Uncharted waters. In 2012 December Seven, the second day of Infamy. I continue to write, and live between Bangkok and San Francisco.