Carl left Houston in 1986 to enter the military serving the majority of his term in Washington State. He studied at Gonzaga and drew from these early experiences which surfaced in his writing. The rich characters and scenes vividly painted by words were loosely based on real life people and experiences.
He worked in electronics for a period of time but could not escape the allure of story writing. After the desire to test his craft he quickly began his research to become a novelist. He began by reading the greats every chance he had. From classical literature to contemporary novels, Carl's love of the art became uncontrollable. Carl soon began placing his own novels in manuscript form and has never stopped.
Carl left Gonzaga before earning his degree. He eventually moved to Dallas, where he continued to study people, and listen to their stories. "I could see and meet everyday people and instantly develop an extraordinary story around them", he recalls. Carl then began writing articles for several online magazines. Several sports and business articles were published and emerged in online magazines all over the country.