Bill McKenna brings a life of intense experiences to the writing of this, his first book. While earning his bachelor's degree from Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California, he was awarded a black belt in a mixed martial art and started running a series of endurance races that culminated in the completion of the Western States one-hundred-mile run in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. While establishing a successful sales career, he continued pursuing various passions including skydiving, helicopter/airplane piloting, and yachting. More recently, he experienced a literal and figurative accident that inspired him to share his story. Raised in Chula Vista as the oldest boy in an Irish-Catholic family of twelve, he currently lives in Southern California.