Dr. Scariano graduated from Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois, in 1974. His job after finishing a B.S. degree at the University of Wisconsin was teaching biology in a high school in Mexico City. Afterwards, he worked as Medical Technologist in Denver, New Orleans, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1989 he was hired to teach at the University of New Mexico's School of Medicine, where he currently works as a Research Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Internal Medicine. Since most of his relatives were teachers, the author has always loved words, poems, lyrics, and books from around the world. He has enjoyed the art of writing since the age of five years. Dr. Scariano currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has a daughter who will soon graduate from the University of New Mexico with a degree in English. She is also interested in becoming a writer.