I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing (with a concentration on creative writing) with a minor in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and have been freelancing since I graduated in April 2002. As an international martial arts instructor and self-defense and personal protection expert, I have been published in Inside Kung-Fu and Black Belt magazines on several occasions before I began writing books. I am also the founder of TCB Publications. I currently hold a 5th degree black belt in American Kenpo and run a full-time martial arts studio, Miller's Kenpo Karate Dojo, in Bradford, PA. I am a Christian who loves music (I play acoustic guitar, drums, and sing), macro photography, nature, exercising, teaching, and spending time with my wife Kathy and my daughter Lily.