Allen J. Gerzoff was born in Vermont and grew up in Upstate New York, but has spent most of his life in the southern Arizona desert where he retired from a successful career in mechanical engineering. The loves of his life are his wife, children, grandchildren, writing and cameras, not always in that order. In retirement, he has achieved recognition as a landscape and wildlife photographer.

He enjoys writing, mostly science fiction, some poetry and an occasional short story. His science fiction endeavors are based on a life-long interest in time travel and history in regard to the origins of human kind. His poetry and short stories are simply verbal snapshots of life and whatever has his interest at any particular moment.