Born in the rolling hills of southern Indiana in 1954, Dean P. Turnbloom joined the Navy in 1973 and never looked back. He spent thirty years serving his country, during which time he met, fell in love with, and married a beautiful California girl, Nanette. Together they had three children and still live happily in southern California. Dean’s writings have been carried in numerous small publications in print and online. He has now turned his attention toward larger works.