I was born on June 30, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri to Bonnie and Gene Gavin. I was the third son in a family that would grow to nine children. I attended St. Paul Grade School, North Scranton Junior High School, Scranton Central High School and Scranton Technical High School. I graduated from Tech in 1977. In 1981 I graduated with an Associates Degree in General Studies from Keystone Junior College. The following year I attended Temple University in Philadelphia as a Theater major. I returned to Scranton and continued my studies in the evenings at The University of Scranton.
In 1989 I moved to Los Angeles, California where I lived for the next 25 years. In Los Angeles I continued my studies, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from California State University Northridge. Upon graduation I wrote and published my first book, "Almost Paradise," a novel on gay marriage. This book was published in 2003, before any state had legalized gay unions. I also worked toward a Masters degree in Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology and a specialization in prehistoric religions at California State University Los Angeles. During this time I wrote my second book, "Growing Up in the House of Doom," a humor book based on my childhood.
I worked for the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse beginning in 1995 and when they merged with Coopers & Lybrand, the new firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) until 2006. At PwC I was able to attend the Academy Awards, twice. During this time I was also invited to the Playboy Mansion, again twice.
I spent seven years singing with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and it was with this group that I was able to sing at the Hollywood Bowl. I spent an additional eleven years singing in the St. Charles Borromeo church choir under the direction of Paul Salamunovich. With this group I sang in the International Sacred Music Festival in Rome, along with the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, and at Bob Hope's funeral. It was also in Los Angeles where I learned to ride a motorcycle.
In 2014 I moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. In Tulsa I wrote the first of a vamprie trilogy, "Vampire Tales." Here I was also a member of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus and the choir at the Holy Family Cathedral. I lived in Tulsa for one year and one week. While I loved Tulsa, the weather did not love me. Specifically, the winter.
In 2015 I moved to the Fort Lauderdale area of south Florida where I currently live with my black cat, Merlin. Since arriving here I have joined the Stonewall Knights motorcycle club. We ride on Sunday mornings, weather permitting. It was here that I finished writing my last three books.
And the adventure continues.