Earl Perkins always wanted to be a sports writer, but the allure of writing a novel with a great story to tell has always been a dream for him.

With no formal training or education other than graduating from U.S Grant high school in his native Oklahoma nearly fifty years ago, Perkins is retired from the University of Oklahoma and shares a country home with his wife of nearly 25 years, Kathy, in Newcastle, Oklahoma.

Earl and Kathy have a son, Ryan, and two daughters, Shannon and Amy, and two grandsons, Micah and Seth.