Charles M. DuPuy (pronounced ‘dew-PWEE’) has journeyed around the world, seen Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, been a teacher, a farmer, a salesman, a magazine editor and writer, an EMT, and then a physician assistant. While living in Maine his P.A. career focused on pediatrics, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric care, outpatient and geriatric care. He later worked for the Maximum Security unit of the New Mexico State Penitentiary, providing medical care to the inmates. Now retired, he enjoys recreational lobster fishing in Maine, hunting, fishing, hiking and, reading, but his greatest joy is writing. He draws on his life experiences to fill the suspenseful pages he writes, adding his own brand of humor to temper it. Charles shares a home in the Southwest with his wife, Janet, along with their Westie and two rescue cats.