Following his careers in broadcasting and film and video production, he has brought detectives Stan Wyld, Jake Steiner and Mallory Dimante to life in "Olive Park", his first novel and the first novel in a series involving Sacramento's fictional OID - Ongoing Investigation Division, the cold case division.
C. J. has studied with Judith Guest ("Ordinary People"), Rebecca Hill ("A Killing Time in St. Cloud"), Gary Braver ("Tunnel Vision, Skin Deep"), and David S. Freeman ("Beyond Structure").
He is currently working on the second novel in the series, "CRIMSON PARK", as well as the screenplay for "OLIVE PARK".
He lives with his wife near Seattle, Washington.