Who Is Keith Pascal?

Keith Pascal

I am Keith Pascal.

I am 48 years old, and I live with my wife, Kathryn, and my daughter, Quinn, in Eugene, Oregon (USA).

For the last eight years, I have been writing books and ebooks full time.

Before that, I was a high-school foreign language teacher. I taught from 1988 - 1995 at Marshfield High School on the Oregon Coast, in Coos Bay.

In 1995, Kate and I moved to my home town, Eugene, Oregon, where we still live. For the first five years back, I taught Spanish at Churchill High School.

Quinn was born in 1998. She's our only child ... and the only grandchild on both sides of the family. (I know what you are thinking, and the answer is yes, a bit -- but not too spoiled.)

Right now, it seems that my life revolves around my family (as it should), and my two main interests -- martial arts and magic. I write about both and spend a lot of time on the internet trying to better both fields.

Here's a quick time line of the last 40+ years:

1966 -- first Judo classes at age 6. I start martial arts.
1967 -- first magic trick learned. Spend year in Italy at age 7-8.
1973 -- take Tae Kwon Do for a little under a year.
1974 -- Start performing more magic shows. Go to Hawaii. Perform for and with Jimmy Yoshita.
1975 -- Start Shotokan Karate Classes.
1977 -- Open What's Next Magic Shop in Eugene
1980 -- Start full time Twin Dragons Method and JKD with Steve Golden (thru 1988)
1983 -- Bachelor of Arts in Italian. Open Quest Books, Eugene.
1985 -- Martial Arts Teacher's Certification (Twin Dragons and JKD)
1986 -- Start Master's Program -- Teach Italian and Spanish on a GTF at U of Oregon.
1988 -- Master's in Spanish + Basic Teacher Certification (k-12) Job at MHS on the coast.
1991 -- Standard Teacher's Certification
1993 -- Marry Kathryn Leifer (now Pascal)
1995 -- Move back to Eugene. Job at CHS teaching Spanish.
1998 -- Quinn Riana Pascal is born.
1999 -- Publish my first book, Wrist Locks (Now Revised and Updated ).
2000 -- Leave teaching to write full time.

2000 - Present -- Still Writing and loving it.