Joe is retired from the U.S. Federal Government after 35 years of service. He is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and has engineering degrees from Virginia Tech and George Mason University. This is his second published children's book. It was written to commemorate a bedtime story that he enjoyed telling his son Ryan. He lives in Virginia with his wife Mary Jo. Together they have 6 grown children, an affectionate pet rabbit, and three not-so-affectionate parakeets.