Born and raised in Newark, N.J., The Cunning Linguist grew up as an avid reader. Encyclopedia Brown, The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew were just some of the characters that expanded his childhood imagination. All of writings use his hometown and its surrounding municipalities as the setting. He uses actual locales and landmarks to convey a sense of familiarity with his city and looks to portray Newark as more than just a murder show for the media. The Cunning Linguist is the father of 2 (son & daughter), a die-hard NY Giants and LA Lakers fan, and is currently hard at work writing FIVE novels simultaneously.