Bruce Kost was born in Louisville, Kntucky, served in Viet Nam in '69 and was discharged from the Navy in 1971. During the 1970's he worked exclusively as a telephone lineman for Pacific Telecom in California. In the 1980's he worked on a reforestation crew that traveled extensively throughout the continental United States.
Since 1990 Bruce has worked offshore on boats and ships as a mariner in the U.S. Merchant Marine where he continues his primary employment at this time. During his travels as a merchant sailor he has visited over a dozen countries including Egypt, Spain, Bahrain, Ecuador and Panama to name a few.
Along with writing, Bruce enjoys flying, snow skiing, scuba diving, tennis, hanggliding, cliff climbing and martial arts. During quieter times he enjoys sailing, reading and 3-D chess.