From his website bio:
Gary Ponzo lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Jennifer and two children, Jessica and Kyle. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications, including Amazing Journeys Magazine and Potpourri. Two of his short stories have been nominated for the very prestigious Pushcart Prize. His first novel, "A Touch of Deceit" won the 2009 S.W. Writers Contest, Thriller category.
Gary is currently working on Nick Bracco thriller #3 as well as continuing to place his short fiction in magazines. When he's not busy trying to find a solution to the problems in the Middle East, he enjoys running, golf and spending time with his family.