Jerry D. Fromm was born in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, and grew up in the small town of Bellmont, population three hundred, which is located in Southeastern Illinois. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1980 from Millikin University, in Decatur, Illinois. He is a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon social fraternity. He currently resides in Mt. Carmel. His hobbies include golfing, fishing, cooking, community theater, singing karaoke, and taking care of his four dogs.
The author has always had a passion for writing, which began with a detective fiction and creative writing class while studying at Millikin University. The author is extremely excited about this publication and sincerely hopes that every reader will enjoy the excitement, suspense, and mystery surrounding The Rustic Inn: Judge and Jury.