Pascal Marco was born and raised on the far Southside of Chicago, the son of first-generation Italian parents. Staying close to home, he graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago with both B.A. and M.A. degrees. He’s thankful every day that he grew up there and he’s proud of his deep working-class roots. And, he’s never lost his passion for Chicago White Sox baseball. Ever so gently coerced by his wife, Karen, in 1994, Pascal moved to the Sonoran Desert, to a brave new world in Arizona. There he joined the Scottsdale Writers Group, which he claims pivotal to the development of his novel. He’s an active member of his community, but still keeps in touch with his Chicago roots. Pascal now lives with his wife in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has four children and four grandchildren. Identity: Lost is his first novel.