William Joseph spent the first eighteen years of his life growing up on the New Jersey shore. After high school, his life took him on a path through South Carolina, Louisiana and finally back home to Ocean County, New Jersey, where he currently resides. This geographic area (the part of New Jersey not enough people really see), with the splendor of the Atlantic Ocean, Barnegat Bay and the forests of the Pinelands National Reserve, serves as the primary backdrop for this first book in a series. A school administrator by profession, the author still remains an avid reader and writer. Joseph also enjoys outdoor recreation, songwriting, guitar playing, sports and the soul-soothing ambiance of the sea (especially when the beach and boardwalk are deserted).