According to the bio in his books: "MELVIN G. BROWN is the author of the autobiography, “The Sanctamooja and Me.” Mel was borne in 1940. He grew up in Eastern Washington, and spent a lot of his young life on a small homestead in Northern Idaho, with his grandparents. He also spent thirty years living in Alaska. He has amassed a lifetime of adventures and experiences. Mel is able to bring a bit of downhome feel to everything he writes. Mel lives and writes, on the Oregon coast."