Joe Reister is from the United States and spent his formative years in upstate New York raised by loving parents with a younger, better-looking brother. He studied a bit in Latin America before taking his SUNY Binghamton degree to live and work in Chicago and California. Deciding a degree in History didn't quite cut it, he earned a Masters in International Affairs and worked in Washington, DC, before returning to the northeast. He has worked in a variety of fields, published a few short stories years ago and once surprisingly won a teamwork award. He lives with his two beautiful children and successful wife near New York City.