Jeff Howe was born on March 16, 1963. The son of James and Marjorie Howe, he is the youngest of nine children. Raised catholic in an eastside suburb of Cincinnati, he attended catholic grade school and high school. In 1985 he graduated from the University of Cincinnati (Go Bearcats!) with a B.A. in communications.

Upon graduation he moved to Aspen, Colorado where he worked for KSPN radio station. When the ski season ended he moved to Los Angeles for a brief period and then returned to Cincinnati where he went to work for his family’s business, a manufacturer and distributor of process heating elements and temperature sensors used in the plastics industry. After a few years he grew restless and left the company to travel and pursue other interests. Eventually settling down, he rejoined the family business, married, fathered two children, and lives with his wife and kids in Cincinnati.

An avid fly fisherman of both freshwater and saltwater game fish, Jeff has a true passion for being connected to the water, and attempts to do so every chance he gets. In addition to his outdoor pursuits, which also includes upland hunting, he plays piano and guitar.

His first novel, Into the Roaring Fork, was completed in 2014 and published in January of 2015. He is busy at work on his second novel, which he hopes to have ready for print by the end of 2015.