Gordon Peter Wilson
was born in New Orleans in 1963 and graduated from Newman High School in 1981. He attended Vanderbilt University and earned a B.A. in English in 1985. He received a J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 1989.
He practiced law in New Orleans for 25 years mostly defending shipyards in industrial lung disease cases.
After he retired from the practice in 2013, his first novel, Quench the Smoldering Wick was published in 2018.
He lives in New Orleans.