Charlie Wetzel became a full-time writer in his mid-thirties after working as a sexton, dishwasher, roustabout, waiter, chef, teacher, car salesman, and college dean. A graduate of the University of New Orleans with degrees in English, he has written ninety-five nonfiction books, as well as fiction and screenplays. He wrote "The Candy Shop, " a short film that won the Crystal Heart Award at the 2011 Heartland Film Festival. Charlie and Stephanie, his wife of twenty-five years, have three children and live in north Georgia. When he’s not writing, Charlie is reading, cooking, running, watching movies, and training in martial arts.