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. His P.A. career took him from pediatrics to substance abuse treatment, to psychiatric care, to outpatient care and to geriatric care, all in Maine. Then he provided medical care at the Maximum Security unit of the New Mexico State Penitentiary.Now retired, he enjoys recreational lobster fishing in Maine, plus 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 two Westies and two rescue cats.