According to the bio on his website, "I’m originally from Ohio but after student stopover in London I headed East and here I’ve stayed for thirty-eight years. Along the way, I’ve been fortunate enough to live mostly in Singapore, but also logged many years in Hong Kong with stops in Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore and Colombo.
My fiction is the culmination of nagging doubts dating back over thirty years. In 1985 a leading Asia newspaper alleged that my housemate was the Singapore CIA chief of station. This came as news to both of us. I have questioned appearances versus reality ever since. MH370’s disappearance spurred me to write a novel. In 2014, I traveled to Burma three times to research Sea of Lies, meeting helpful people who became very loose models for several characters. I crafted the plot from these people’s and my speculations, public research and my Asia experiences.
I’m a keen mountain biker, former baseball coach and avid fisherman. I enjoy red wine, dark chocolate and raucous friends around the table."