In 2021, I retired early from a law firm. I have always carried the aspiration to be a writer. Did the 2020 pandemic play a role in that decision? Absolutely. Born into my father’s service life in the Air Force, life took us from Louisiana to Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Missouri. Every living experience has been tied to language. My life revolves around family and friends, and other passions include painting, research, history, true crime, reading, and travel. Thanks for visiting my website. CJ Coombs