The author lives in Hamilton, Ohio, Joe Nuxhall’s hometown. He is a current board member and past treasurer of the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League. He has written grants for local non-profits. The author has brought into each book his experiences as both a baseball and softball coach for over twenty years. Besides writing, he enjoys watching baseball, softball, collegiate and pro football. The author loves researching ancestry and family histories. Riley’s Winning Catch; Good Character Prevails is the author’s second book promoting character education to youth. It follows the author’s first book, Pitching for Success: Character Lessons, the Joe Nuxhall Way. Both children’s books discuss the importance of excellent character and sportsmanship nestled in stories about baseball and girls’ softball. He enjoys giving character presentations in the classrooms using his books.