Born May 8, 1970 in Albany, GA to a Navy pilot father and teacher mother, with an older half-sister on my dad's side, an older brother and a twin brother. The family moved to Virginia for a few years before settling for good in the state of Florida.
Paul developed an interest in writing as far back as the fourth grade, and pursued an interest in creative writing alongside studying for a career in journalism. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1992 with a bachelors in Journalism, but during his studies he worked as a part-time student at the campus library, which redirected his professional interests. He quickly went to the University of South Florida to study librarianship, earning a Masters in Library and Information Sciences in 1993.
His professional career has mostly been in libraries. Working Broward County Libraries from 1994 to 2003. Then at the UF Smathers Libraries from 2003 to 2006. He then worked at Pasco County Libraries from 2006 to 2008. He is currently employed with Bartow Public Library.
Paul Wartenberg is politically active but refuses to accept any particular label despite what his family might think (I AM NOT SOCIALIST, I just don't agree with tax cuts being a solution to everything dammit!). His religious belief is Unitarian, and his sports belief is Tampa Bay (GO BUCS), UF (GO GATORS) and USF (GO BULLS).
Paul is still owned by a cat (although the cat mentioned first had passed on, another cat came to the door literally a week later to ask for companionship), who insists on dinner at 5 pm sharp and ear rubs all day.