I am the author of over 25 books and a retired college professor. I have been married to my wife Susan for 42 years. I am the father of four children (ages 30 and 35--this is a puzzle; figure it out) and grandfather of three. I currently live near Tucson, Arizona. I have also lived in West Virginia, Kansas, Michigan, and New York.

I earned a Bachelor's degree in language arts education from the University of Kansas and taught high school English and French for three years in Kansas and Michigan. After receiving both a master's degree and a doctorate in reading education from the University of Michigan, I began teaching college students. For twenty-seven years, I taught reading and study skills primarily in New York City. Now I write fulltime.

My favorite things to do are spending time with my family and friends, reading, researching, writing, and traveling.




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