Tom Wickstrom was born in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1950. He moved around often since his father was in the Navy and finished his high school years in Duluth, Minnesota. He went to UMD (University Of Minnesota Duluth) for three years, and then moved to Denver, Colorado in 1973. He became a Christian in 1976 and went four years to Western Bible College. He worked at the Cherry Creek School District in the maintenance department for 30 years, retiring in 2002. He is a lifelong bachelor, but felt led by the Lord to write about love and marriage. He has spent the last 9 years writing 43 books containing over 100,000 love songs. It is this resource that he hopes will bring a renewed romance, passion and commitment to marriage that will honor God.