Jon was born in Middleton, Massachusetts. He attended Purdue University and earned a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and was a member of the Indiana, Illinois and Florida State Bar Associations. As a self-employed attorney, Jon had a life-long amateur interest in archaeology and became involved with the South Florida Archaeology Association, the Florida Anthropological Society and the Roebling Chapter of the National Society for Industrial Archaeology.
After suffering a debilitating stroke in 2000, Jon recovered with the help of his sister, Barbara, and eventually began writing and taught law at a local community college part time in New Jersey. Jon was a member of The Write Group in Montclair, New Jersey, where he participated in the group activities and support system for writers. Jon died of heart disease in June 2004.
About Barbara Hall
Barbara was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, and graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, with a degree in Biology. She later received her M.S. degree in Botany with a specialization in Mycology from The Ohio State University. She worked as a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years, specializing in Food and Drug Law. Two months prior to Jon’s stroke in 2000, Barbara underwent successful treatment for a brain tumor. In the wake of her own recovery and Jon’s stroke, Barbara assisted Jon in developing and writing BOKURU, ADAM'S EVE, Shoestring and Sadie's Secret. Barbara is a member of Women Writer's and Artist's Matrix, International Women's Writing Guild, participates in the William Carlos Williams Red Wheel Barrow poets, Gould Writers, Ringwood Manner Association of the Arts. She conducts creativity workshops, writes poetry, short stories, plays, novels and non-fiction. She designs and publishes books for her friends and fellow writers She has won many awards local, state and national for her art, photography, books, plays and poems. In addition to the four books co-authored with her brother Jon, she has completed four children books, and illustrated three others. Barbara currently resides in Wayne, New Jersey where she enjoys her garden, hiking, swimming and traveling.