You want basics? Born in Maine, live now in Maine, grew up here and there. Went to a great high school and a few meh colleges (or maybe they were just meh in comparison). Three kids, plus various and sundry pets of one species or another.
Not enough? Sorry; that's all there is here.
Every author starts as a reader, and the same is true for me. Some of first 'real' books I remember are the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov, the Hornblower books by C.S.Forester, and Lad by Albert Payson Terhune. The, ah, let's just say 'eclectic' nature of these first few began a trend that continues today, as I read just about anything. You want a list? Okay. In no order (except as they occur to me):
Isaac Asimov (yes, still).
David R. Palmer.
Is the picture coming into focus? No? Exactly. There's way too many authors out there to limit myself to a single one, or even a single genre, though I do tend to return to science fiction.
'From these seeds did a mighty tree grow.'
I've been writing for years, dating back to high school, but only recently have I started getting 'out there' into the world. I hope that my stories inspire others; at the very least, I hope you enjoy them.