C. A. Cooke lives in Connecticut with his wife and children. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a focus on fiction from Southern New Hampshire University. He is a member of the international English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, as well as The National Society of Leadership and Success (Alpha Sigma Pi).

C. A. trained as Kamana naturalist through the Wilderness Awareness School and has studied a host of disciplines including Wing Chun Kung Fu, emergency medicine, trailcraft, archery, metalsmithing, jewelry-making, printmaking, linguistics and languages, and world religion and cultures, all of which he uses to enhance the realism of his work.