GENE GROSSMAN was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the North side neighborhood of Albany Park, where he attended Hibbard Elementary and Von Steuben High School. He pursued majors in psychology, chemistry and mathematics at Wright Junior College, Roosevelt University and Illinois Institute of Technology - working his way through high school and college by playing piano in clubs on Chicago's then-famous "Rush Street."
After moving to Southern California, he worked his way through law school playing piano, and appeared as a musician in seven major motion pictures. While slowly building his law practice, Gene purchased a truckload of movie equipment (a 5-ton grip & light package) that he rented out to movie production companies.
Always having been interested in boating, getting divorced prompted him to move onto a 45-foot Chris Craft motor yacht in Marina del Rey California, instead of into an apartment. Years later, while serving as navigator on a yacht delivery from the U.S. to Tortola, Gene wrote his first book, Celestial Navigation for Dummies (some time before the popular series of 'Dummies' books was created). He used his own production equipment to shoot a video on the subject Celestial Navigation - Sextant Use and the Sun Noon Shot and at the same time unintentionally started the nautical video industry. Over the next few years he followed that first title up with more than 30 other educational video titles (now in DVD format) now all featured on BoatingDVDs.com, one of the numerous domains his production company maintains, featuring many categories of educational programs (MagicLampDVDs.com).
After almost 20 years as a trial attorney, Gene started writing novels and now spends most of his time in Marina del Rey California aboard his new boat MAGIC LAMP, where he created the popular 15-book series of Peter Sharp Legal Mysteries, the 5-book series of Suzi B. Mysteries, plus over 20 non-fiction titles on various subjects ranging from Golf Rules!, to How to Write a Mystery Novel, and Deposition Preparation, all fully described on his publisher's website www.LegalMystery.com.