Jacob "J. B." Arnold was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon. His family relocated to Bakersfield, California, when he was a child and he has resided there since. He earned his Bachelors degree from California State University Fresno, majoring in history. Professionally, he has worked in education since 2012, helping nourish elementary students' minds. He is a family man, happily married with four children, 3 girls and a boy. When he is not reading or writing mysteries and thrillers, you can find him on the golf course or watching Pittsburgh Steelers football.