Brian was born and raised in Seattle in 1959. He grew up in Mountlake Terrace, a small suburb north of the city. Brian, being the youngest, has two siblings.
His eldest brother, Mike and sister, Pam. School was challenging, as Brian suffers with Dyslexia, a learning disability that affects 1 in 15 Americans. That didn't stop Brian. He was named "bookworm" in school because he always had his nose in a book.
After marrying his 7th grade sweetheart, they now live in Granite Falls, WA Sparking Imaginations, 1 book at a time.