This is the first novel by Paul Raffer, MD, a Neurologist from Chula Vista, California, who like the protagonist in this book was adopted in New York City and grew up on a chicken farm on the Jersey shore. He attended Franklin and Marshall College where he played football and acted in the Green Room Theatre. He attended The New Jersey Medical School in Newark and received the Faculty Award at graduation for outstanding contributions to the school. He interned at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco where he met and married his wife Donna, and they moved to San Diego for Neurology training at UCSD where he was Chief Resident. Paul had a solo private practice of neurology for 32 years until he got cancer and sold the practice.
They have four daughters and three grandchildren, and he has returned to work part time as a Neurologist and medical-legal expert. He plays golf and tennis, and loves sports and music. He is especially fond of red wine and is known to sing at the Godfather Restaurant in San Diego after a few glasses.