Born in Springfield Massachusetts and migrating west as a teenager ending up in a rural area in New Mexico. After living there for a few years, his quest to buy some land and looking north he and his family went north first to Denver and then to Canada. Finding land in Northern Canada they made the move from Denver north. After many years living in the bush he now lives in Prince Rupert, B,C. This will be Joe's second book and in retirement hopes to do more writing in the future.