Many people have a day when they come into their own. Sometimes it was when they first played a sport, others when they found a calling. For W.A. Rusho, it was when he was in the military, where he discovered the dedication and commitment that he lacked earlier in life. Through dedication he found confidence. This sense of commitment and confidence he applied to everything.
Following his military career, he pursued degrees in Criminal Justice and Communication Arts, and became a private investigator. As an investigator he learned the skill of paying attention to details as he observed people in his job. This attention to detail is reflected in his writings.
W.A.Rusho is also a professional wrestler who wrestles under the name of WAR. In his spare time he has volunteered at the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Amsterdam, NY. Being associated with the hall of fame has allowed him to meet and speak with the heroes of wrestling he saw on TV as a child.
As a child he was fascinated with Bruce Lee and also the television show Kung Fu. He wanted to study the martial arts, but being in a rural area, he had no dojo or gym to attend. He gathered all the books he could about the martial arts and learned as much as he could. Later he was able to study Judo and became a 3-time inductee into the United States Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame.
W.A. Rusho is an amateur historian and this is reflected in his writings. He believes in applying real life knowledge and experience to writing, and that it is important to be true to reality as much as possible, even when writing fiction.