About the author

Wallace Berry

<br>Wallace Berry was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, as World War II began, and his upbringing took place on a farm in the Arkansas countryside. His childhood was steeped in the rustic simplicity of farm life, absent of modern conveniences such as electricity, indoor plumbing, relying on wood stoves for warmth, and lanterns for light. This immersion in a world where nature and necessity dictated daily life deeply rooted in him a love for the wilderness. His adventures in the surrounding forests and the hands-on experiences of early rural living profoundly shaped his appreciation for nature and a life outdoors. As he grew older, Wallace chose the Texas Gulf Coast as his place of residence, carrying with him the values and passions developed during his formative years.