Peter M Gandesbery was born, and grew up, and attended college in various parts of California before arriving in the Rogue Valley in 2001. He started playing the trumpet at the age of 9, and pretty much replaced this with the bass guitar at the age of 15 after discovering Pink Floyd, the Who and the Buzzcocks. From then on things have gotten a little hazy with some minor achievements in education, whitewater kayaking and playing in various bands in Sacramento, including the Tattooed Love Dogs and then leaving Sacramento to spend a few months in Costa Rica. After returning to the U.S. he moved to the Rogue Valley with his wife, with whom he started a surf rock band. (the Delineators.) His literary inspirations are plentiful, but he counts among his favorites Philip Roth, Carlos Fuentes, Mark Twain and T.C. Boyle.