Paul Flower was born and raised in Michigan. He has a degree in Broadcasting from Central Michigan University, two brothers, four children, and a yellow lab named Barney. He and his wife, who is an elementary teacher, live near Lake Michigan in southwest Michigan, about two hours from Chicago. He has been writing professionally for over 30 years. While much of his career has been spent in advertising and marketing, he also has had work published in national and regional magazines. A runner, he coached middle school and high school cross country and track for five years. He is a former member of the Performance Plus Quick Lube Preferred Customers’ Club.