J. L. Askew is a lifetime reader, habitual writer, and diary-keeper who began composing family histories, case summaries, and court reports as a social worker with a baccalaureate in psychology from the University of Memphis. After obtaining a technical degree, he spent thirty-four years as field engineer with international corporations working on MRI machines. While based at a home office, his last twelve years included teaching at a training center, travels to hospitals nationwide for machine-down emergencies, and technical writing.
He is blessed with a daughter, Bethany, and son, Jonathan, and seven grandchildren, all whom reside near Austin, Texas.
Askew lives in Buena Vista, Colorado.