Grew up in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Married, now live in the Okanagan Valley (wine country). My first writing payment was $5.00. I'm writing Intel thrillers. World castle Publishing accepted my trilogy, The Art Dodek series. Book one "The Brave one Strikes Back" under pen name R. J. Hepner released this past spring, available at amazon and B&N as e book or print. Book two, "Pretend, Then Defend" is currently undergoing the second editing phase. Also a stand-alone novel "Marked" contracted by Solstice Publishing. Belong to a number of writing associations. A member of Stage 32. Almost every week conduct book signings or readings; chatting with readers is a blast, enjoy the chatter, discuss writing, authors. Have two new projects in various stages, one another thriller, plus a story about betrayal and redemption.
Unique traits: None really. I'm a U.S. and Canadian dual citizen. Used to live in Los Angeles and Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Love the beach and am an occasional dog and house sitter.