D. RUDD WISE was born in Dallas, Texas, a fifth generation Texan. He was raised in the oil fields and cattle country from Crane to Odessa to Forsan. He spent most of his adult life in the Navy and Air Force, retiring from the Air Force in 1994.
Since then, he obtained his private pilot's license, scuba diving certification, dove on Spanish galleons off the coast of Florida, finished his first book, OPERATION: EYEWITNESS, and the sequel, AMARILLO MARIPOSA. He is currently working on the third novel in this series, THE SHALLOW'S DEEP SECRETS.
He and his wife, Rachel, are considered professional treasure hunters, and sell metal detectors. She owns a tax & bookkeeping service. They co-authored a children's book, THE THREE LITTLE ORPHAN KITTENS.