Born post–World War II in a little town of the Flemish part of Belgium, Jozef was exposed to art daily. His father, a writer and singer, instilled in Jozef a love of music and poetry and a strict, conservative life. An ambitious IT career and love brought him to the US. Jozef kept writing poetry but never published any. When his IT career abruptly ended and age became a significant factor in finding a job, Jozef was forced to retire. It was then that he took a major leap into the unknown world of writing a book. The creative mind found a way, like oil on water, to put in writing a dreamed-up story in a language that is not his native tongue. Jozef loves the outdoors, camping, wildlife stories, and especially nature in this beautiful country that has accepted him as a citizen—the United States of America.