JW is an outdoorsman. He is a veteran of the USMC. His undergraduate studies were taken at Texas State, with graduate studies at Texas A&M, and the University of Texas at Austin. His hobbies include writing, hiking, driving long distances, camping, painting, and finding interesting out of the way places. JW loves good BBQ. He also likes campfire burnt toast, cowboy coffee, and dark German beer. He lives deep in the Texas Hill Country with his wife Traci and their dogs, Jack and Sam.