My name is Frank Tropea. I was born in 1949 in Massachusetts to an Italian family. When I was little, I always loved fantasy and fairy tales. Later on, ghost stories and the supernatural were added to the list. After enlisting in the Navy I completed college with a B.A. in Lit and Psychology. Ten years later I went to Harvard Extension to get my M.A. in Lit. and Psychology. The human mind and all its gifts and pathologies fascinated me no end.