Don Bemis is a New Mexican by birth, geographer by training, engineer by trade, and writer by choice. He played clarinet in the New Mexico State University Band and married Lois, another Aggie clarinetist, before they graduated. Lois is from the mountains of northern New Mexico and never really warmed up to the desert, so they compromised and moved to South Haven, Michigan, in 1979. They have five adult children and a growing supply of grandchildren.
Bemis finally got time and incentive to write when his employer downsized. Now he is engineering again, but the writing bug bit him hard. Four of his books have been published so far.