Pete ‘P.J.’ Grondin was born in Sandusky, Ohio in 1956. He is the seventh of twelve children born to Nicholas and Patricia Grondin. The family moved a number of times when Pete was young; from Sandusky, Ohio to Bay City, Michigan, then to Maitland, Florida. They finally settled in the small rural community of Zellwood, Florida. At age 22, he moved back to Sandusky and worked at a retail department store at the Sandusky Mall where he met his wife, Debbie. They were married in January, 1984 and have two children.
He joined the US Navy in the Nuclear Power Program and served on the ballistic missile submarine, USS John Adams (SSBN 620b). After being discharged from the US Navy in 1989, he moved his family back to their hometown of Sandusky. He was elected to the Sandusky City Commission, serving a single term from 1993 to 1997. He recently retired from a major regional electric utility where he worked as the technical lead in the IT department.
His current novels in the McKinney Brothers suspense series are A Lifetime of Vengeance, A Lifetime of Deception, A Lifetime of Exposure, A Lifetime of Terror, and A Lifetime of Betrayal.