Born in St. Genevieve County, Missouri in 1947, the fifth of ten children. Served in the US Army in the mid 1960s. After discharge, at the age of 24, joined the Lincoln Illinois Police Department. Later served as the Logan County State’s Attorney’s Office Investigator and Chief of Police of Mason City, Illinois. During that time frame, tested and acquired an Illinois Private Detective license which still operates under the name of Brewster Investigations. An inclination to put words to paper, a fair amount of law enforcement experience and always active imagination were substantive to “The Road to Floradixie”.