Don Hanley entered the seminary to study to be a Catholic priest and was ordained in l964. He later left the priesthood to marry, and went on to earn several degrees, including a degree in Psychology. As a psychotherapist, graduate school professor, and counseling supervisor, he limited his writing to professional articles and booklets. He later wrote two novels and is currently working on third. Don has lived a very full 85 years in the western United States. He is a 'child of the depression, ' born in Nebraska, and now lives in Southern California.