I grew up in Belgrade, Minnesota, a small town of 800 where you knew everyone and everyone knew you. I loved and played every sport and as a youngster my glove could always be found on the handlebars of my bike. I had the good fortune to be a starter in football, basketball and baseball as a sophomore although only 5’6” and 120 pounds. I’d like to believe that my diminutive stature was in contrast to my passion and zeal for those sports.
After high school I attended St. John’s University where I received a B.S. in Biology and had the opportunity to play baseball for four years.
Upon graduation from SJU I attended the University of Minnesota’s Medical School receiving my M.D. in 1972. After a one year internship at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth I began my medical practice in Melrose, Minnesota. My thought was to practice for one or two years and then return to the world of academia to pursue a career in surgery. However, I met my wife, Nancy, in the spring of 1974 and we were married four months later.
I retired from my medical practice in 2006 and was asked what I was going to do. I replied that perhaps I would write a book and that it would be a cross between Michael Connelly and Jon Hassler. The Fed Man is the culmination of that aspiration. Hopefully you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
My second novel, A RABBI, A LADY AND A GUN, was written for all the Viet Nam veterans who entrusted their health care to me during my medical career. It was during visits with them and listening to their stories that the idea for this story was born.
Nancy and I raised three wonderful children, Matthew, Mara and Peter. Matthew has brought Ali and Mara has brought Troy to our family and we have six grandchildren: Nicholas, Lauren, Grace, Isaac, Rowan, and Neilah.
We still live in Melrose.
My favorite golf shots are the practice swing and the conceded putt. The rest can never be mastered.