Joe Bob Newman was born in 1947 and grew up in west Texas. He has been writing mystery and fiction books since 1982. He has eleven books published. His thirty five year career has been in writing technical documents for the defense industry. By profession he is a mechanical engineer P.E. (Retired). He lives in Arlington, TX, with his beautiful wife Linda and his loving Mother-in-Law. He is surrounded by a whole passel of Grand Kids. He has spent much of his free time in New Mexico looking for "shimmering" objects. He wrote the book "The Craft" based on his personal experiences in New Mexico. His latest book "Football: The Lone Star of Texas" is just coming out and is expected to be a "best seller!"