Gilbert Benevides (59), lives in the beautiful city of Hilo, Hawaii, with his wife, of forty one years, his sons, grandchildren and daughters-in-law.
Hilo is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. The one with the active volcanoes, one of which sits about 39 miles south of his home and has been erupting now for the last 33 or so years, none stop.
Gilbert is retired from 32 years of Government service. (County of Hawaii, Purchasing Agent) (Ret).
He has been writing for as long as he can remember, although real life responsibilities beckoned and his dreams of becoming a full time writer never materialized. However, now that he's retired, he's given himself back over to his need for words! Which he likes to say, "Is a hack of a lot more fun than being the Purchasing Agent of a large and ever expanding County".
Gilbert feels privileged to be a member of AG and will do his best to be an upstanding and contributing individual herein.
Mahalo Nui Loa