Hood is a physicist who has traveled widely and has been active in a number of professional fields -, WWII destroyer sailor, aerospace engineer designing optical star trackers for intercontinental air-breathing missiles, scientist at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, military camouflage and visibility, head of electro-optics technology work at the Navys Electronics Laboratory Center in San Diego developing lasers and fiber optics. PhD in England. After 25 years of Navy service, faculty of San Diego State University teaching Natural Science courses and Physics. President of the local section of the Optical Society of America and later of the Friends of the Library Board at the University. He taught in the school of business and studied and lectured Jungian psychology. He has revisited many of these experiences in the fiction he now produces. He has published six books of fiction. His home is on Point Loma, San Diego, CA.