D.P. Mitchell grew up in an obscure hamlet in the Catskill Mountains not far from where the Woodstock Festival was held. A high school graduate at age sixteen, Mitchell attended Vassar College, earning a degree in Chemistry after four hard fought years. That led unnaturally to a career in software building that had many twists and turns and eventually gave way to a longtime interest in writing.
Mitchell lives on the Oregon Coast with his wife: a nurse, stained-glass artist, gourmet cook and book editor. They are managed by three challenging cats and interact with the herds of deer and elk that frequently show up in their backyard.