R.T. Eby was born in Burbank, California, and grew up in Fresno. He graduated from Arizona Western College, Yuma, with a degree in English with emphasis in Journalism. His graduation included high academic distinction, Journalism Departmental Honors, Honors general studies and membership in Phi Theta Kappa.
Mr. Eby has written full time for The Fresno Guide, Billboard Publications and a host of local newspapers with various stints in editorial roles. He currently serves as an Op-Ed editor and national correspondent for Huffington Post's OffTheBus Section.
He has, periodically, taken breaks from his various office environments and, over the years, has worked in the carnival business as well as a chef in multiple commercial kitchens. The combination of life experiences has given him a true working knowledge of everyday American life and finely-honed writing skills with which he is able to translate the lessons of life into words.
Mr. Eby has conducted extensive Honors-level studies in the classroom, as well as personal study, of the American Civil War and is currently working on a fictional novel set in that time period.
Despite his west coast upbringing, Mr. Eby prefers life in the upper south and lives in northern Tennessee near the Kentucky border where he has a house on two acres.